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Baby Purple Sunfire Reticulated Python.
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Micrommata virescens (Araneae - Sparassidae), commonly referred to as Green huntsman, is probably the most often figured sparassid spider because of its characteristic coloration and its occurrence in Northern and Central Europe.
These spiders have a striking appearance by their bright green/yellow color. The adult male is different in appearance compared with the female. The female has a bright green abdomen with the cardiac mark outlined in yellow. Its size is a 7 -10 mm for males and 10 - 15 mm for females.
This species, the genus, and even the family, are a clear example of the inherent complexity of the scientific Taxonomy and Nomenclature. Just to mention, the genus was described with a single “m” and corrected two years later by the author himself. However in numerous works still appearing written with one “m”. The species was described under several names and often under different names for both sexes and additionally the juvenile form separately (M. ornata); currently the accepted name is Micrommata virescens.
Photo credit: ©Vittorio Ricci | Locality: Italy
I took this photo in Portland, Oregon last week. Beautiful drive on the way toward Hood River, Oregon.