Silver stretch spider (Tetragnatha montana)
Web: orb web with open centre (no threads).
Habitat: occurs frequently on shaded banks, but also in bushes of gardens and parcs. Less bound to water compared to the Common stretch spider.
How to recognize:
- • elongated body with long legs
- • ♂: extended jaws (chelicerae)
- • cephalothorax and legs brown (legs often with dark spots)
- • abdomen yellowish, with a dark grey to greenish branched figure with a golden appearance.
Looks similar to:
- • the Common stretch spider (Tetragnatha extensa). The underside of the cephalothorax (sternum) of a Silver stretch spider has a uniform colour. The Common stretch spider has a clear, light spot in the middle.
♀: 7-13 mm
♂: 6-8 mm
♀: May till July
♂: May till July