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  Green jumping spider (Mopsus mormon)





Green jumping spider | Mopsus mormon photo
male Green Jumping Spider

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Green jumping spider | Mopsus mormon photo
male Green Jumping Spider

Photograph copyright: ozwildlife - all rights reserved. Used with permission.



SPIDER FACTS

Description
The Green Jumping Spider is bright green with two dark lines along the abdomen. The female has white pattern on top of the head around the eyes. The male has a dark "face" with tuft of white hairs on either side of the eyes.

Size
male 12mm, female 16mm

Habitat
usually found on green leaves

Food
insects such as flies and moths that they pounce on.

Range
wetter regions of coastal NSW and Queensland

Notes
venom tends to cause painful bites in humans, but these spiders are not aggressive.



Classification
Class:Arachnida
Order:Araneomorphae
Family:Salticidae
Genus:Mopsus
Species:mormon
Common Name:Green jumping spider