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Spider - Tetragnatha

Spider - Tetragnatha
Chanhassen, Carver County, Minnesota, USA
April 16, 2010
Size: 9 mm long body
Found in a sweep of marsh grass near small pond. Can't find a match.

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Spider - Tetragnatha Spider - Tetragnatha

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Na, any ideas? I see nothing in Dondale & Redner's 'Orb Weavers' that makes any mention of paired spots like this. Could it possibly be an immature stage of one of the more common Tetragnatha species?

-K

 
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Just out of curiosity, did you collect it?

-K

* Chanhassen as in the ol' Chanhassen Dinner Theatre?

 
Tetragnatha
Yes, as in the famous Chan Dinner Theater. In one sweep yesterday, I found several. I suspect I can easily collect it. If I were to do so, where would I send it. Since I'm collecting moths for DNA, I use ammonia in the kill jar. Is that OK?

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Moved from ID Request.

Might be Tetragnatha sp.
I'd start looking among the long-jawed orb weavers, Tetragnatha sp. (Tetragnathidae).

 
Tetragnatha
I think that's where it belongs but I find nothing with spots like this one.

 
Levi, 1981
Talks about new species, T. earmra - abdomen with several pairs of dark patches on sides. However, the map only shows a couple points on the southern tip of FL.

T. versicolor which is found in your range is described as a variable species with abdominal patterns varying from completely silver to contrasting paired dorsal markings.

T. shoshone is also found in your range. It is described as having a variation at Great Slave Lake - two pairs of black patches.

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