Magnolia Green Jumper
Had a wonderful day of photography at the Chesapeake Arboretum this Saturday. Initially I didn’t see much, but I eventually found one section that was covered in bugs. Juvenile mantids and jumping spiders everywhere.
Below is a collection of photographs of one species of spider, the Magnolia Green Jumper, Lyssomanes viridis. Two spiders were happily jumping around one plant, so I took a ton of shots of them, enough to have a blog post dedicated just to them. These jumpers were absolutely beautiful, I’ve never seen one before. They were quite friendly — enough so to jump on my camera, and my finger.