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Green jumping spider

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Species:
Mopsus mormon (QM)
Family:
Salticidae
Body length:
female: 16 mm
male: 12 mm
Habitat:
Usually found on green leaves in the wetter regions of coastal NSW and Queensland
Toxicity:
Uncertain; the venom tends to cause painful bites in humans; ulceration at bite sites is possible but probably rare
Mopsus mormon
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The male
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Female in retreat
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Male, front view
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A juvenile

The most important characteristics of the female of this species are its variable but generally leaf green colour, the distinctive white patch around the eyes, and the two black lines along the dorsal abdomen. The male has a prominent fringe of white hairs on each side of the eye pattern.

Spider(s) with a very similar appearance: None.


Email Ron Atkinson for more information.    Last updated 13 February 2009.