Tetragnatha obtusa (C. L. Koch, 1837)

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Description of Tetragnatha obtusa (Blunt stretch-spider)

Physical Characteristics

Female 4.5 to 8 mm.
Abdomen silver-white with an elongated leaf-shaped figure with dark edges and silvery white or pinkish spots on the inside and dark sides.
Carapace yellowish brown with dark radial stripes and a dark median band which becomes broad at the front and covers the entire eye area.
Sternum brown with a black border.
Legs and palps yellowish brown with dark annulations.

Male 4 to 6 mm.
Abdomen dark yellowish brown with an unclear dark leaf-shaped figure.
Carapace as in the female.
Legs and palps yellowish brown to brown without clear annulations.


In various vegetation. Sometimes in treetops.


Common in the whole of Europe, but rare.