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Long-jawed Orb Weaver

Leucauge sp


A medium sized spider with a body perhaps 3 cm long, but much longer legs, especially in front. They are sometimes called "Long-legged Orb Weavers." The abdomen appears offset from the thorax. The main color is a carmel brown with white markings. The legs are black and brown banded.


This spider was found catching/eating something in its web in the weeds along a trail (700 masl) @14:30 in the Amazon rainforest of SE Ecuador..


A very strange looking spider with the "offset" body parts.

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Long-legged Spider
Leucauge sp. Flickr

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Tukup a year ago

Thanks bayucca. Better late than never, I guess. I saw the ID, but failed to recognize the ID-er. Much appreciated.

bayucca a year ago

Tetragnathidae, Leucauge sp.

Spotted by

Morona Santiago, Ecuador

Spotted on Jul 18, 2011
Submitted on Jan 27, 2019

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