Green and Orange Jumping Spider

Posted Jul 13, 2009
Last Updated Nov 12, 2011
spider eating on tree
orange and green jumping spider
large jumping spider with green stri
Jumping Spider
face of jumping spider eating
Portrait of a jumping spider

These are photos of a large multi-colored jumping spider my son found in Ohio. It is mostly brown but has distinctive orange blotches on its abdomen as well as a iridescent green stripe down its back.

It dropped from high in a maple tree, carrying with it a dead bug. I cannot be certain, but I think the spider's catch is an assassin bug.


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Jul 16, 2016

I just caught one, too... is it poisoness? That is the question

Shawn Olson

Aug 8, 2016

I do not believe they are poisonous to humans. However, you should always exercise caution if handling a spider. I've held them without incident. But spiders generally can bite... and I'm sure that some people can have adverse reactions to spiders that are generally harmless.


Jul 30, 2009

I just caught one of these because it looked really interesting. I found it in Ohio as well and I was trying to figure out which type of spider it was, and now I know. :D
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