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Encyclopedia > Tetragnathidae

Long-jawed orb weaver spider
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Arachnida
Order: Araneae
Family: Tetragnathidae


The Long-jawed orb weavers or Long jawed spiders constitute the Family Tetragnathidae of the Order Araneae. These are elongated spiders with long legs and chelicerae.

The spiders are orb web weavers, weaving small orb webs with an open hub and few, wide-set radii and spirals. The webs have no signal line and no retreat. Some species are often found in long vegetation near water.

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FAMILY TETRAGNATHIDAE - Stretch Spiders, Long-jawed Spiders (317 words)
The family Tetragnathidae is newly separated from the family Araneidae.
Unlike the spiders in Araneidae family which first wrap their prey in silk after capture and then bites it, spiders in family Tetragnathidae bite first and then wrap.
The body is uniform yellow brown to silver grey.
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