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Green Jumping (Mopsus mormon)

The green jumping spider species is commonly observed at human dwellings. They are aggressive as predators and considered a pest.

Scientific Classification

  • Family: Salticidae
  • Genus: Mopsus
  • Scientific name: Mopsus mormon

Green Jumping Spider

Physical Description and Identification

Adults

Size: Female green jumping spider is around 0.47 in (1.1 cm) and males are about the same size almost.

Color: Female spiders have a light green body with two black stripes on the abdomen. White patches are observed around the eyes and the cephalothorax exhibits a particular pattern in brownish-red and white. Male spiders have a dark green body and their head is dark red. The abdomen has green, black and white colors together.

Other Characteristic Features: Male green jumping spiders have a feathery feature on the head, similar to a crown while female spiders face looks like a mask.

Northern Green Jumping Spider

Eggs

Female green jumping spiders make egg sacs on leaves with a single curve.

Spiderlings

Nothing much is known about the young green jumping spider.

The Web

Their web is not like other spiders’ web as it contains multiple ‘chambers’ and the male spider belongs to one, the other one is occupied with the female spider, often protecting her egg sacs.

Green Jumping Spider Web

Are Green Jumping Spiders Venomous

The spider being an aggressive predator might bite humans if encountered. As a result, the affected area could be painful and ulcerous. But, other than that, there is no detrimental venom involved.

Quick Facts

Other Names Northern green jumping spider
Distribution Eastern Australia and New Guinea
Habitat Gardens, on leaves, and backyards
Diet Insects and other smaller spiders
Web Type Not any particular pattern
IUCN Conservation Status Not listed
Jumping Green Spider

Did You Know

The green jumping spider is the only species belonging to the geuns Mopsus.

Image Credits: Arachne.org.au, I.imgur.com, Ozanimals.com, Brisbaneinsects.com

The green jumping spider species is commonly observed at human dwellings. They are aggressive as predators and considered a pest.

Green Jumping Spider

Physical Description and Identification

Adults

Size: Female green jumping spider is around 0.47 in (1.1 cm) and males are about the same size almost.

Color: Female spiders have a light green body with two black stripes on the abdomen. White patches are observed around the eyes and the cephalothorax exhibits a particular pattern in brownish-red and white. Male spiders have a dark green body and their head is dark red. The abdomen has green, black and white colors together.

Other Characteristic Features: Male green jumping spiders have a feathery feature on the head, similar to a crown while female spiders face looks like a mask.

Northern Green Jumping Spider

Eggs

Female green jumping spiders make egg sacs on leaves with a single curve.

Spiderlings

Nothing much is known about the young green jumping spider.

The Web

Their web is not like other spiders’ web as it contains multiple ‘chambers’ and the male spider belongs to one, the other one is occupied with the female spider, often protecting her egg sacs.

Green Jumping Spider Web

Are Green Jumping Spiders Venomous

The spider being an aggressive predator might bite humans if encountered. As a result, the affected area could be painful and ulcerous. But, other than that, there is no detrimental venom involved.

Quick Facts

Other Names Northern green jumping spider
Distribution Eastern Australia and New Guinea
Habitat Gardens, on leaves, and backyards
Diet Insects and other smaller spiders
Web Type Not any particular pattern
IUCN Conservation Status Not listed
Jumping Green Spider

Did You Know

The green jumping spider is the only species belonging to the geuns Mopsus.

Image Credits: Arachne.org.au, I.imgur.com, Ozanimals.com, Brisbaneinsects.com

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