Spider with eyes on stalks?
June 2, 2010
We were boating on the Buffalo in May, and pulled up on the rocky shore with our canoe. When my friend went to put her overshirt on, this guy had taken up residence. Maybe 2 inches across (legs included!) He seemed to hide amongst the rocks once I’d shaken him off the shirt (my friend had sought shelter after seeing this guy).
Buffalo River, Arkansas
Dear Arkansas Boater,
This is a Long Jawed Orbweaver in the genus Tetragnatha, but we are uncertain of the species. You can browse through the species on BugGuide to try to match your specimen to the photographs there.
Kinda looks like tetragnatha elongata, but I’ll have to investigate more.
Thanks so much for your assistance! I really appreciate it!