Subject: Florida Spider
Location: Polk county Florida
November 9, 2012 3:38 pm
I have some common beggars tick in my yard that I allow to stay to attract bees, butterflies, wasps, etc. I was out shooting them today and noticed this spider clinging to a stem. it is very small so I had a difficult time getting a detailed shot. Any ideas?
Signature: Wendy H.
Your spider is a Longjawed Orbweaver in the genus Tetragnatha. You can compare your photo to some of the images posted to BugGuide where it it stated: “These spiders spin circular (orb) webs, mostly in the horizontal plane, often just inches above the surface of water where they can intercept emerging insects like midges, mayflies, and stoneflies.”