Subject: What’s on my orbweaver?
Location: Nova Scotia
August 4, 2017 3:47 pm
I was working in and around a culvert and the longjawed orbweavers love to hang out on the ceiling, but this one has a few orange bulbs on him/her. Has this beauty been parasitized?
This Long-Jawed Orbweaver in the genus Tetragnatha is carrying several Mites. We found similar images on Buy Pet Armor and Mirrorless Macro, but we can’t locate any information on the type of Mite and the degree of harm it causes the Spider. Spiders of North-West Europe has an image on their Spider Enemies page, so we are presuming the Mites are not beneficial.