Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Longjawed Orbweavers (Tetragnatha sp)


Photos in this post were taken in Bengkulu Sumatra Indonesia. This spider is from the family of Tetragnathidae under genus of Tetragnatha.



This spider has brown color all over its body. It has long jaws, long palps with a bulb at the tip on each palp. It has long front legs, which are about two times its body length. The body length is about 12mm.

Classification :
Kingdom : Animalia (Animals)
Phylum : Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Class : Arachnida (Arachnids)
Order : Araneae (Spiders)
Infraorder : Araneomorphae (True Spiders)
No Taxon : (Entelegynes )
Family : Tetragnathidae (Long-jawed Orb Weavers)
Genus : Tetragnatha (Longjawed Orbweavers)

References:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tetragnatha
http://ednieuw.home.xs4all.nl/Spiders/Tetragnatidae/Tetragnathidae.htm

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