Magnolia Green Jumper

Green Spider
Location: Alabama
May 10, 2011 3:10 pm
Found this little green spider today and have no clue as to what it might be, I have compared it to so many different pictures but can’t seem to nail it. Have any clue? I keep running into some sort of jumping spider doing research. What was amazing is how the color of this little one really allowed me to follow the movement of his darker eyes and could tell he was watching me. A little cutie but what is it? Thanks!!
Signature: Libby

Magnolia Green Jumper

Hi Libby,
Your email did not indicate which Jumping Spider you kept “running into” while doing your research.  Perhaps that is because this is a Jumping Spider in the family Salticidae, more specifically, the Magnolia Green Jumper,
Lyssomanes viridis, a Southern species profiled on BugGuide.

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  1. So I found one of these on my trash can outside today. Kinda freaked me out but one website I found said its not poisonous. I’ve also looked at photos and it seems to be a female. Is there a safe and humane method you suggest to keep this spider (and other spiders) from laying its eggs in my trash can or possibly on a plant nearby? I really don’t want to exterminate but I was hoping another method may work instead.


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