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Long-jawed spider

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Species:
Tetragnatha rubriventris
(identification by C. Okuma)
Family:
Tetragnathidae
Body length:
female: 12 mm
male: 10 mm
Habitat:
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 it rests on twigs with all legs aligned
Toxicity:
Probably harmless and not aggressive towards humans
Tetragnatha rubriventris
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Another view
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side view
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Its underside
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The same species?

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


Email Ron Atkinson for more information.    Last updated 4 November 2013.