Long-jawed Orb-weaver Spider

Tetragnatha extensa

Long-jawed Orb-weaver Spider (Tetragnatha extensa)

Males and females have a light midline mark on the sternum. The colour of the abdomen varies, and some individuals maybe more greenish or yellowish. Body lengths up to 11mm.

Long-jawed Orb-weaver Spider (Tetragnatha extensa)

Feeds on insects caught in their webs.

Seen during the summer months. Found on grasses and low vegetation close to water or in boggy habitats A common and widespread species.

Photographs of Long-jawed Orb-weaver Spider (Tetragnatha extensa), taken June 2006 , woodland path, Staffordshire. © Pete Hillman 2006. Camera used Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W1.

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