World’s ‘cutest’ spider sparks meltdown as people fall in love with its face

A tiny green spider has whipped nature lovers up into a frenzy with its adorable features and little white "hat".

Deborah Toomey from the Gold Coast, Australia, has received an outpouring of smitten admirers for an arachnid she photographed and shared on Facebook.

Reactions to Deborah's series of snaps on Amateur Entomology Australia, suggest the female Mopsus mormon in the nation's cutest spider, Metro reports.

And with there being few reports of any cute spiders elsewhere, it just might be the most adorable one in the world.

Providing context for her eight different angles of her garden visitor, Deborah said: "Some pics of this cute spider I saw in my garden a little while ago. I have lots of spiders throughout my garden. Just love them."

The more common name for the Mopsus mormon is a green jumping spider and is most often found in eastern Australia but also inhabitsQueensland, New South Wales, the Northern Territory, Western Australia and New Guinea.

Deborah was certainly not the only one to be particularly taken by this jumper's delicate features which was even referred to as a "hat" in the comments.

Expressing their feelings for the tiny creature pictured was clinging on to the thick leaves of Deborah’s potted plants, someone wrote: "That is super cute!"

Another said: "This is the only spider I’m not afraid of."

A member of the Facebook page added: "Cuteness overload!"

"Great photos and gorgeous little spider. The colouring," a fourth shared.

A fifth added: "What a little cutie pie!"

The Mopsus mormon spider can grow up to 16mm in length which despite its miniature size, actually makes it one of Australia's larger jumping spiders.

Keen spider enthusiasts insisted the arachnid Deborah caught on camera was female.

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