Tetragnatha extensa (Linnaeus, 1758)

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Description of Tetragnatha extensa (Common stretch-spider)

Physical Characteristics

Kleur en tekening variabel.

Female 5 to 12 mm.
Abdomen white to greenish with a pearly shine and a not always clear, elongated dark leave-shaped figure and some fine black lines.
Carapace yellow-brown to brown.
Sternum dark brown to black-brown with a clear yellow triangle.
Legs and palps yellow-brown.

Male 5 to 9 mm.
Markings and colours almost identical to the female.


In plants in moist areas near water.


Occurs in the whole of Europe.


Spring and summer.