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  Long Jawed Spider (Tetragnatha sp)





Long Jawed Spider | Tetragnatha sp photo
The Long Jawed Spider is a slender long-legged weaver. This one was found in damp area on creek bank. Thanks to Tony for identification.

Photograph copyright: ozwildlife - all rights reserved. Used with permission.

Long Jawed Spider | Tetragnatha sp photo
Long Jawed Spider

Photograph copyright: ozwildlife - all rights reserved. Used with permission.



LONG JAWED SPIDER FACTS

Description
Long Jawed Spiders have very long, slender legs that are often stretched out in front and behind along a twig or branch when the spiders are resting. The palps are large.

Size
female 15mm, male 11mm

Habitat
builds a small roughly circular web in green shrubs, especially near water courses

Food
They build webs at night and feed on insects.

Notes
Not much evidence of them biting people. Not considered dangerous.



Classification
Class:Arachnida
Order:Araneomorphae
Family:Tetragnathidae
Genus:Tetragnatha
Species:sp
Common Name:Long Jawed Spider