Jaws

By KarenFB
She was trying to hide from me!

If anyone is interested I found the following information about this Tetragnatha extensa.


Quote:The scientific name 'Tetragnatha' literally means four jaws, and these spiders do have some seriously large food processing utensils attached to their heads. The jaws (known as 'chelicerae') are hinged with the fangs at the tips, and when mating the male has to lock his jaws on the females to prevent her eating him.

When frightened Long-jawed Orb-weaver spiders lie flat out with their legs stretched out in a straight line. This allows them to hide behind thin vegetation.



Tags: Spider Insect Wildlife and nature Tetragnatha extensa Long-jawed Orb-weaver


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CarolG Plus
9 195 18 Greece
2 Jun 2014 2:13PM
What beautiful markings it ha, Karen, super capture. Carol

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Super capture Karen,what a beauty lovely markings.

Bob.
well spotted and captured Karen

David
SlowSong Plus
7 6.2k 29 England
2 Jun 2014 4:47PM
Great capture, and what a formidable beastie.
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JohnoP 11 2
2 Jun 2014 8:17PM
Amazing work Karen...and excellent write up! Scary! Smile John
KarenFB Plus
10 4.6k 167 England
3 Jun 2014 5:10AM
Thank you everyone! Smile
Chinga Plus
5 1 1 United Kingdom
3 Jun 2014 6:36AM
An intriguing looking spider, very good info as well! Grin
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