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Description of Tetragnatha nigrita (Dark stretch-spider)
Female 7 to 11 mm.
Abdomen dark brown with an elongated, white outlined leaf-shaped figure with some broad lobes. The width of the white outline varies per individual.
Carapace dark brown with black.
Sternum brown with a black border.
Legs and palps light brown with dark annulations.
Male 6 to 8 mm.
Markings and colours almost identical to the female. Sometimes a little darker.
In shrubs and trees, often near water.
Occurs in the whole of Europe, but not very common.