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.