Tetragnatha extensa, sometime known as the Long Jawed Orb Spider is found on low-growing vegetation, usually in damp areas. It feeds on insects, including mosquitos, midges and moths, which it catches in its loosely-constructed web. When alarmed, it will sit along a plant stem, a blade of grass or the central vein of a leaf, with its four front legs pointing forwards, and its four back legs pointing backwards for camouflage. T. extensa is able to walk on the surface of water, where it can move faster than on land.
Off out nice and early this morning, but thought I'd post this while waiting for her Ladyship to move her ass I dunno she was the one who wanted to go out early! Women eh????......
Enjoy and hope this one don't frighten all you wussies too much
Thanks to Chris and Annette for their kind UA's on yesterday's image......
|Camera:||Canon EOS 50D |
|Lens:||Tamron 90mm Sp Di Macro Check out Totally Tamron!|
|Recording media:||RAW (digital)|
|Date Taken:||13 May 2012 - 11:43 AM|
|Flash:||Off, Did not fire|