Tetragnatha

Picture ID 77816

Picture of Tetragnatha - Lateral

Comments & ID Thoughts

When at rest, likes to fold up its front 4 legs.

  • Submitted by: 
    Ziphron
  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2019
  • Photographed: Aug 14, 2019
  • Spider: Tetragnatha
  • Location: Gibraltar, Michigan, United States
  • Spotted Outdoors: Man-made structure (building wall, fences, etc.)
  • Found in web?: Yes
  • Attributes: Lateral
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CalumEwing

This is a juvenile of one of the Long-jawed Orb Weavers in the family Tetragnathidae. The resting posture you describe is characteristic of the Tetragnatha species.

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Picture of Tetragnatha spp. - Male - Dorsal Enlarge Picture
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