Lyssomanes

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Lyssomanes
Hill Lyssomanes viridis 02.jpg
male Lyssomanes viridis eating a nematoceran
(scale = 1 mm)
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Subkingdom: Eumetazoa
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Chelicerata
Class: Arachnida
Order: Araneae
Infraorder: Araneomorphae
Section: Dionycha
Family: Salticidae
Subfamily: Lyssomaninae
Genus: Lyssomanes
Hentz, 1845
Type species
Attus viridis
Walckenaer, 1837
Species

see text

Diversity
80 species

Lyssomanes is a spider genus of the Salticidae family (jumping spiders). Approximately 80 species have been described, ranging from South and Central America, up to the southern United States.

They are long-legged, with translucent bodies frequently green or yellow. They resemble lynx spiders, except that they have large anterior median eyes.

Habitat[edit]

Lyssomanes are typically found in foliage in mesic habitats.[citation needed]

female L.virids from Florida

Species[edit]

References[edit]

Further reading[edit]

  • Hill, David Edwin (1977): Observations on the physiology of Lyssomanes viridis. Peckhamia 1(3): 41-44. PDF

External links[edit]

Videos[edit]

  • David Edwin Hill: Courtship and mating of the jumping spider Lyssomanes viridis (Araneae: Salticidae) — Video
  • David Edwin Hill: Feeding Lyssomanes viridis (Araneae: Salticidae) — Video

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