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Howard Co. Conservancy Bio Blitz
Woodstock, Ellicott City Quad, Howard County, MD
12 August 2017
Longjawed Orbweavers (Tetragnatha sp.)
TEXAS: San Jacinto Co.
Big Creek Scenic Area in Sam Houston National Forest @ USF 217
Coldspring, 6.4 mi NW
J.C. Abbott #2767 & K.K. Abbott
Probably the most colorful spider in these parts.
A female long-jawed orbweaver spider (family Tetragnathidae, genus Tetragnatha) found on sedges at the edge of Lake Beltrami. longjawed orbweavers and their webs are a common site along the water's edge.
These Long-jawed Orb-weaver Spiders are difficult to identify, but I think this is either Tetragnatha extensa or Tetragnatha montana. Any help would be appreciated.
These spiders have long slim bodies, and usually found in vegetation close to ground level and frequently close to water. This spider typically made its web horizontally over a pond, so as to catch newly emerging insects.
'Tetragnatha' literally means four jaws, and these spiders do have some seriously large chelicerae, that are hinged with fangs at the tips, and when mating the male has to lock his jaws on the females to prevent her eating him!
When disturbed these spiders lie flat out with their legs stretched out in a straight line. allowing them to hide behind thin grasses. and escape predation.
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113in2013 52 Cobweb
ODC May 1 - Heroes & Villains
Spiders are often seen as villains but in reality they are heroes, especially in the garden, by trapping and consuming many pesky insects.
This one is in my garden, hanging around in the rhubarb, waiting for the unsuspecting.
I think it's a Tetragnatha elongata (Longjawed Orbweaver) Please correct me if I'm wrong.
31 Arachtober 2013 - Halloween Blitz 2 of 4
Orchard Orb Weaver, Leucauge venusta
Great Falls, MD
Funk's Pond Recreation Area
Conowingo Dam Quad, Cecil Co, MD
29 April 2017
I came accross a colony of LARGE longjawed orbweavers at a nearby park. I was stunned to see some many large females and a couple of (much smaller) males. Sort of a longjawed shindig, it would seem. This one was suspended in front of me with blue sky behind it. The flash version of this was ok, but I liked it with the natural light better, even though it's mostly just a silhouette.
Now you know how to say "pretty spider" in Slovak. =)
Orchard Orbweaver, Leucauge venusta
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Longjawed Orbweavers (Tetragnatha)
Here are some links
Likely same on from last pic.
Matthaei Botanical Gardens
Tetragnathidae sp. (long-jawed orb weaver)