Animalia > Arthropoda > Arachnida > Araneae > Tetragnathidae > Tetragnatha > Tetragnatha extensa

Tetragnatha extensa (Long-jawed Orb Weaver)

Synonyms: Tetragnatha groenlandica; Tetragnatha maderiana; Tetragnatha manitoba; Tetragnatha potanini; Tetragnatha rusticana

Wikipedia Abstract

Tetragnatha extensa is a species of spider found across the Northern Hemisphere. It has an elongate body, up to 11 mm (0.43 in) long, and adopts a straight line posture when alarmed. It lives on low vegetation in damp areas, and feeds on flying insects which it catches in its web.
View Wikipedia Record: Tetragnatha extensa


Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Climate Land Use
Afon Eden – Cors Goch Trawsfynydd 702 Wales, United Kingdom
Afon Teifi/ River Teifi 1768 Wales, United Kingdom  
Carmarthen Bay and Estuaries/ Bae Caerfyrddin ac Aberoedd 163340 Wales, United Kingdom
Coedydd Derw a Safleoedd Ystlumod Meirion/ Meirionnydd Oakwoods and Bat Sites 6953 Wales, United Kingdom
Cors Caron 2130 Wales, United Kingdom
Cors Fochno 1613 Wales, United Kingdom
Corsydd Môn/ Anglesey Fens 1154 Wales, United Kingdom  
Crymlyn Bog/ Cors Crymlyn 740 Wales, United Kingdom
Dam Wood 47 Scotland, United Kingdom
Dee Estuary/ Aber Dyfrdwy 39057 England/Wales, United Kingdom
Drigg Coast 3453 England, United Kingdom
Edwin S. George Reserve 1297 Michigan, United States
Fenland 1529 England, United Kingdom
Fenn`s, Whixall, Bettisfield, Wem and Cadney Mosses 2346 England/Wales, United Kingdom  
Gower Commons/ Tiroedd Comin Gwyr 4390 Wales, United Kingdom
Is-Salini 58 Malta  
L-Ghadira Area 242 Malta  
Limestone Coast of South West Wales/ Arfordir Calchfaen de Orllewin Cymru 3940 Wales, United Kingdom  
Migneint–Arenig–Dduallt 49343 Wales, United Kingdom
Morecambe Bay 151985 England, United Kingdom
Morfa Harlech a Morfa Dyffryn 2626 Wales, United Kingdom
North Pembrokeshire Woodlands/ Coedydd Gogledd Sir Benfro 780 Wales, United Kingdom  
North Pennine Moors 254789 England, United Kingdom
North West Pembrokeshire Commons/ Comins Gogledd Orllewin Sir Benfro 615 Wales, United Kingdom  
Oak Mere 170 England, United Kingdom
Pembrokeshire Marine/ Sir Benfro Forol 341177 Wales, United Kingdom  
Preseli 6686 Wales, United Kingdom  
River Derwent and Bassenthwaite Lake 4529 England, United Kingdom
Salisbury Plain 52975 England, United Kingdom
Sefton Coast 11278 England, United Kingdom
Severn Estuary/ Môr Hafren 182155 England/Wales, United Kingdom
South Pennine Moors 160577 England, United Kingdom  
South Solway Mosses 4849 England, United Kingdom
South Wight Maritime 49082 England, United Kingdom
The Broads 14554 England, United Kingdom  
The New Forest 72309 England, United Kingdom
The Stiperstones and The Hollies 1486 England, United Kingdom  
Thursley, Ash, Pirbright and Chobham 12696 England, United Kingdom
Walton Moss 706 England, United Kingdom  
Witherslack Mosses 1202 England, United Kingdom
Y Fenai a Bae Conwy/ Menai Strait and Conwy Bay 65440 Wales, United Kingdom  


Prey / Diet

Cicadella viridis[1]
Dolichopus claviger[1]
Dolichopus griseipennis[1]
Dolichopus nigricornis[1]
Dolichopus ungulatus[1]
Dolichopus urbanus[1]
Ematurga atomaria (Common Heath Moth)[1]
Eristalis arbustorum[1]
Haematopota crassicornis (Black-horned Cleg)[1]
Limnephilus rhombicus (Northern caddisfly)[1]
Ochlerotatus punctor <Unverified Name>[1]
Phaonia angelicae[1]
Poecilobothrus nobilitatus[1]
Pyrrhosoma nymphula (Large Red Damselfly)[1]
Sepsis fulgens[1]
Tanytarsus pallidicornis[1]
Tipula paludosa (European crane fly)[1]

Prey / Diet Overlap

Full list (105)
Competing SpeciesCommon Prey Count
Dolomedes fimbriatus (Raft Spider)15
Hydrometra stagnorum (Water Measurer)3
Pirata piraticus (Spider)12


Tromatobia lineatoria[1]


Holarctic, Madeira;



Attributes / relations provided by
1Ecology of Commanster
Protected Areas provided by GBIF Global Biodiversity Information Facility
Edwin S. George Reserve, University of Michigan, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
Natura 2000, UK data: © Crown copyright and database right [2010] All rights reserved. Ordnance Survey Licence number 100017955
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