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Tetragnathidae tetragnatha laboriosa? or some other tetragnatha??? - Tibellus

Tetragnathidae tetragnatha laboriosa? or some other tetragnatha??? - Tibellus
Scipio, Millard County, Utah, USA
August 2, 2005
Size: 1 1/2 to 2 inches
kind of hard to see, he blends in with this stucco wall, but the shape is different from spiders I am used to seeing. I reoriented the photo in order to include his long legs. I would appreciate an identification. Thanks

I.D. Thanks for information.
I looked further and saw the Fishing Spiders or Nursery Spiders Family Pisauridae, genera Pisaurina, species mira??? It kind of looks like the Pisaurina mira to me? It looks like it holds it's legs in the same way. Pedapalps? or whatever they are (those 2 small arm looking things right in the front)look the same. What do you all think??

Nicky Davis

Not a Tetragnathid.
I don't think this is a tetragnathid. There are no "long jaws" for which those orb weavers are named, and the palps are all wrong (this is a male specimen). I am betting this is a Tibellus sp., or something else in the family Philodromidae. Believe me, once you see a male long-jawed orb weaver, you won't mistake anything else for them:-) Look at some of the other images on Bugguide.

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