Tiny spider with jeweled green abdomen
Mon, Apr 27, 2009 at 6:51 AM
I was taking pictures of two mating moths on my front door this morning when I saw this beautiful but tiny spider. The body can’t be more than 1/4″ with it’s legs it still wouldn’t be an inch. It was small and delicate but had such a great green color on its abdomen. Can you help me identify it?
What a beautiful spider, but sadly, we don’t know what species it is. We suspect this is a hunting spider that does not spin a web. It has certain similarities to both Lynx Spiders in the family Oxyopidae and Jumping Spiders in the family Salticidae. Perhaps one of our readers will be able to provide an identification.
Update June 11, 2014: Orchard Spider
Thanks to a comment that just arrived, we took a closer look and we agree that this is an Orchard Spider.