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Old 08-14-2009, 10:22 AM
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I wish i had a better macro cam. This is a green jumping spider (Lyssomanes viridis). They are harmless and very inquisitive. They are also great hunters of plant pests. Unfortunately they do not live long.






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This one doesn't look creepy or scary. What do they eat? Do they make webs?
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This one doesn't look creepy or scary. What do they eat? Do they make webs?

They eat anything they can catch, mostly types of flies, mosquitoes, aphids, caterpillars etc.
They have excellent eye site and jumping capabilities, they will look,seek and pounce on their victims.
I had one grab a mosquito that was in the process of biting my finger. If you do not make fast movements jumpers usually will check you out. Thats what i did ,the mosquito was biting me while I was looking at a Jumper, so I moved my finger slowly towards the spider. She had already spotted the mosquito and pounced on it while it was biting me.

Jumpers do not build webs to catch prey. They make webs to sleep in and to nest in.
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Thanks! You sure know your bugs!
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Thanks! You sure know your bugs!

And my spiders...heh heh
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