Tetragnatha versicolor

Picture ID 22108

Picture of Tetragnatha versicolor - Female - Dorsal

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Tetragnatha versicolor Walckenaer, 1841, female.

  • Submitted by: 
    RickCWest
  • Submitted: Jun 30, 2018
  • Photographed: Jun 27, 2018
  • Spider: Tetragnatha versicolor
  • Sex: 
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  • Location: Sooke River, Sooke (Vancouver Island), British Columbia, Canada
  • Spotted Outdoors: Low foliage (shrubs, herbs, garden, excluding flowers),Saltwater ocean, river, lake, stream
  • Found in web?: Yes
  • Attributes: Dorsal
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Toadycube

I believe I’ve seen these before, they’re very distinct and I’ve seen many spiders that look exactly like this hanging out in between the poles on the dock at my lake near West Branch. They seem to be primarily nocturnal and tend to buddy up with neighboring orbweavers. I’ll try to remember to take photos when I open up my cottage next month! Stunning lil guys!

TangledWeb

Thank you for the photo Rick! I see lots of different species crowded together near water, just like you said. There are usually other orbweavers and fishing spiders there too, like Toadycube said.

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