Male: note the swollen palps
of this family build delicate orb-webs with open hubs. The webs are
suspended horizontally or in an inclined plane.
of the species Tetragnatha are stick-like spiders with long
legs and well-developed jaws.
The male jaws are particularly elongated and are equipped with a spur
each. These are instrumental in locking the jaws of the female during
Tetragnatha spiders appear superficially similar. They can,
however, be identified by examining the arrangement of teeth on the
Family Tetragnathidae, Big-Jawed Spiders.
Habitat: Mangrove swamps.
Female: 6.5-10 mm.
Male: 5.5-6 mm.