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Subject:  Orange bug I’ve never seen
Geographic location of the bug:  Lee county, Kentucky
Date: 06/17/2019
Time: 11:41 PM EDT
Your letter to the bugman:  I’ve never seen this bug before and couldn’t find it online anywhere.  Just curious, really.
How you want your letter signed:  C. Abner

Passionflower Flea Beetle stalked by Jumping Spider

Dear C. Abner,
We are amused at your image of a Passionflower Flea Beetle being stalked by a Jumping Spider.  According to BugGuide:  “Larvae and adults freq. found on Passionflower (
Passiflora).”

Haha!!  Yeah, the spider wasn’t there when I went to take the picture.  He jumped out last second and did a ‘photobomb’!  And then went back to his hiding spot under the rail!
Thank you so much for the info!  You’re welcome to use my photos if you’d like.
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Subject:  Charming lime-green jumping spider
Geographic location of the bug:  Pinellas, FL
Date: 05/03/2019
Time: 03:48 PM EDT
Your letter to the bugman:  Hello! I found this charming lime green spider a few days ago, at school on a handrail underneath an oak tree. At the time I found him, it was a early summer day, very hot. After a little bit of spider-chasing, I had him on my hand. He didn’t seem that scared, and was quite interested in my phone, which he attempted(and succeeded), on multiple occasions, to jump onto. I’m writing this right when I have access to the internet again!
This charismatic little spider was about as big as the nail on my thumb, and moved in quick bursts. It was fond of jumping, which was odd because the only thing that resembled that of the jumping spiders i’m familiar with is the face. I considered keeping him for a little while just to look at him and study his feeding behaviour, but I thought that would constitute as arthropod kidnap and I thought he’d like his tree a lot better. I let him go back on the trunk of the oak tree(which was a bit hard, since he was very interested in my upper arm), so he wouldn’t be squashed by passerby.
How you want your letter signed:  Chance Arceneaux

Magnolia Green Jumper

Dear Chance,
This little beauty is a Magnolia Green Jumper,
Lyssomanes viridis, and she is actually a female.  The Magnolia Green Jumper is a species with pronounced sexual dimorphism, meaning the male Magnolia Green Jumper looks like a very different species.  Here is a BugGuide image of the male.  Though we question how many passersby would have even noticed her, we are nonetheless tagging this posting with the Bug Humanitarian Award as an acknowledgement of your concerns.

Magnolia Green Jumper

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Subject:  Green spider
Geographic location of the bug:  Pensacola Florida
Date: 04/25/2019
Time: 08:23 PM EDT
Your letter to the bugman:  Sitting at the dog park watching my pup chase squirrels and this little guy landed on bench next to me.  Very cool looking but I don’t think I’ve ever seen one like it here on the gulf coast.  Any idea what kind of spider this is?
How you want your letter signed:  Cristal

Magnolia Green Jumper

Dear Cristal,
The Magnolia Green Jumper is a vividly green, native species, and you can verify its identity thanks to this BugGuide image.  Like other Jumping Spiders in the family Salticidae, the Magnolia Green Jumper is considered harmless to humans, hunts its prey rather than building a web to snare prey, and has excellent eyesight.

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Subject:  What’s this jumping spider
Geographic location of the bug:  Louisville Ky USA
Date: 04/17/2019
Time: 06:28 PM EDT
Your letter to the bugman:  Hello, can you id this tiny jumper for me? About sesame seed size, found on mailbox in Louisville Ky onApril 17, 2019. Thank you
How you want your letter signed:  Shelby

Jumping Spider

Dear Shelby,
We are posting your image of a Jumping Spider in the family Salticidae, though we did not manage to quickly identify it.  Perhaps one of our readers will write in with a proper species identification.

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Subject:  It looks like Lucas the Singing Spider
Geographic location of the bug:  Livingston Parish, Louisiana
Date: 04/20/2019
Time: 05:32 PM EDT
Your letter to the bugman:  My daughter and I found this cute little guy on our siding. All of him could fit on a dime without falling off. Any clue what species he is? I THINK jes a jumper but I’m not sure. His fur is what caught my eye. He literally turned and watched us both to see us from different angles. He was just as curious about us as we were of him.
How you want your letter signed:  Jackie and Sophie

Bold Jumper we believe

Dear Jackie and Sophie,
This is indeed a Jumping Spider in the family Salticidae, and as you observed, they have excellent eyesight.  Because of the green chelicerae, we believe this is a Bold Jumper,
Phidippus audax.

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Subject:  spider
Geographic location of the bug:  India
Date: 02/19/2019
Time: 06:38 AM EDT
Your letter to the bugman:  Hi,
I would love to know more about this beautiful spider whose picture I have attached for you. I have no complaints,  curiousity pulls me here. I found it jumping among the flowerpots one day and it was very swift. I love its colour. The spider was 1 cm and blue-green. 🙂
How you want your letter signed:  ugh

Jumping Spider

Dear ugh,
This is a male Jumping Spider in the family Salticidae.  Jumping Spiders are considered harmless, and they do not spin webs to snare prey.  Instead, they have excellent eyesight and they are able to pounce on prey from a considerable distance with amazing accuracy.  Many Jumping Spiders have metallic markings and bright colors.  We have not found any matching images online in our quick search, so we cannot provide you with an exact species at this time.  Perhaps one of our readers will write in with a link to a species identification.

Jumping Spider

Hi,
Thank you so much!
I’m delighted to finally know the name of my spider! you’re right, it was of a metallic colour resembling the blue or green-bottle fly. And  you’re right again as it was very jumpy!
I was wrong to imagine it is poisonous too, as I had the notion that all gorgeous-looking and colourful insects are poisonous.
Thanks for your time 🙂
Have a great day
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