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Large-jawed Orb Web Spider ♀

Tetragnatha extensa


It has an elongate body, up to 11 mm long, and adopts a straight line posture when alarmed. It lives on low vegetation in damp areas, and feeds on flying insects which it catches in its web. It has an elongated, cream-coloured body. Males are smaller than females, at around 9 mm body length, compared to 11 mm for females.The four pairs of legs are very long, and are dark yellow.The carapace, which is around 1.8–2.6 mm long and 1.1–1.7 mm wide, is orange or dark yellow.


Found across the Northern Hemisphere. The species has a broad ecological range, having been found at the tree line in the Rocky Mountains and in coastal vegetation in Europe.


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Spotted on May 9, 2013
Submitted on May 9, 2013

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