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.
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.