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Long-jawed spider

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Species:
Tetragnatha valida
(This identification is based on the information presented in the paper by C. Okuma)
Family:
Tetragnathidae
Body length:
female: 14 mm
male: 11 mm
Habitat:
This spider tends to build small orb webs in small webs in green shrubs, especially those near creek banks, but often is not noticed because it rests on twigs with all legs aligned
Toxicity:
Probably harmless to humans
Tetragnatha valida
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Male, close-up

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Spider(s) with a very similar appearance: Tetragnatha nitens and other Tetragnatha species.


Email Ron Atkinson for more information.    Last updated 24 October 2009.