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Species Tetragnatha elongata

BG3179 E6226 - Tetragnatha elongata - male BG3179 E6226 - Tetragnatha elongata - male BG3179 E6226 - Tetragnatha elongata - male BG3186 E6208 - Tetragnatha elongata - female Longjawed Orbweaver - Tetragnatha elongata Long-jawed Orbweaver - Tetragnatha elongata - female Long-jawed Orbweaver - Tetragnatha elongata - female stilt-legged spider - Tetragnatha elongata - female
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 elongata (Tetragnatha elongata)
Explanation of Names
Tetragnatha elongata Walckenaer, 1841
Numbers
4 ssp.(1)
Size
Female: Length 8.2-13.2 mm(2)
Male: Length 5.0-10.5 mm(2)
Identification
Not diagnostic, but can separate some species:(2)
Lateral eyes closer than the median eyes.


Voucher Specimens:
Female:

Male:

Male Palp - The conductor tappers evenly to its tip and ends in a small hook:(2)
Range
Across the US & southern Canada, though most data points are in the eastern half of the US. (3)
Habitat
Usually construct their webs in the shade above water.
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)(2)
Works Cited
1.Integrated Taxonomic Information System (ITIS)
2.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.
3.The Orb-weaving Spiders of Canada and Alaska - The Insects and Arachnids of Canada Part 23
Dondale, C.D., J.H. Redner, P, Paquin and H.W. Levi. 2003. NRC Research Press.