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Species Tetragnatha versicolor

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Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Chelicerata (Chelicerates)
Class Arachnida (Arachnids)
Order Araneae (Spiders)
Infraorder Araneomorphae (True Spiders)
No Taxon (Entelegynae)
Family Tetragnathidae (Long-jawed Orb Weavers)
Genus Tetragnatha (Longjawed Orbweavers)
Species versicolor (Tetragnatha versicolor)
Identification
A widespread Tetragnatha species that is found throughout North America. Levi (1981) writes that the species is quite variable, "the abdominal patterns vary from completely silver to contrasting paired dorsal markings."

More notes from Levi:
Lateral eyes closer to each other than medians (not only T. versicolor); chelicerae usually shorter than carapace length (as opposed to T. elongata; recurved conductor, pointing proximally (pedipalp), is diagnostic for male.