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Species Tetragnatha caudata

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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 caudata (Tetragnatha caudata)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Explanation of Names
Tetragnatha caudata Emerton, 1884
Size
Female: Length 7.6-11.5 mm
Male: Length 5.7-8.9 mm
Identification
Not diagnostic, but can separate some species:(1)
Lateral eyes further apart than medians.


Often has a long "tail" (abdomen extends past spinnerets)
Range
Most common in Eastern USA/Canada, occurs in the North West too.
Print References
Levi, H.W. 1981. The American orb-weaver genera Dolichognatha and Tetragnatha north of Mexico (Araneae: Araneidae, Tetragnathinae). Bulletin of the Museum of Comparative Zoology, 149(5): 271-318. (Species Descprition)(1)
Works Cited
1.The American Orb-Weaver Genera Dolichognatha and Tetragnatha North of Mexico
Levi, Herbert W. 1981. Bulletin of the Museum of Comparative Zoology, 149(5):271-318.