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Long-jawed spider

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Species:
Tetragnatha bituberculata
(identification by C. Okuma)
Family:
Tetragnathidae
Body length:
female: 12 mm
male: 10 mm
Habitat:
Often in small webs (see below)
Toxicity:
Probably harmless to humans
Tetragnatha bituberculata
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Side view

This species is commonly found in small orb webs near or along creek banks and the edges of swamps but often is not noticed because of its habit of resting on twigs with all legs pointing fore and aft.

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


Email Ron Atkinson for more information.    Last updated 24 May 2012.