Awesome Green Jumping Spider

Here is a beautiful green jumping spider. I believe it to be of the family Salticidae and of the Genus Thyenula. The species is probably juvenca. This male was found in my back yard in Port Elizabeth, South Africa and was quite a challenge to photograph as it was more interested in jumping onto my lens and leaving its silk strands all over it, that hunting for its next meal. These jumpers are supposed to be a  ground-dwelling species and  live in subtropical forests and savanna.
Thyenula juvenca male


  1. Jon Richfield

    It is a lovely beastie Sean. I suspect it might have been jumping at its own reflection. I don’t normally associate Salticidae with green, so it looks quite striking.

  2. Firefly

    Hauntingly beautiful when you look at them so close.

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