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Long-jawed Spider - Tetragnatha bituberculata or T. demissa

This page contains pictures and information about Long-jawed Spiders that we found in the Brisbane area, Queensland, Australia.

Body length 12mm 
Long-jawed Spiders are also known as Four-jawed Spiders. Notice the large jaws, they are the huge chelicerae and fangs of the spider. This spider build small horizontal  or inclined orb web about 20cm in diameter. 
The spider is light yellow to white in colour, with very long and thin legs. The body is long and narrow. They are usually found near fresh water, such as creek and pond. They build webs at night and hide on grass during the day. They are common in Brisbane bushes.
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1. Long-jawed spider - The Find-a-spider Guide for the Spiders of Southern Queensland, Dr Ron Atkinson, 2009.
2. A Guide to Australian Spiders - Densey Clyne, Melbourne, Nelson 1969, p72. 

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Last updated: November 16, 2009.