Watched From Above and Below – Japanese Long-jawed Water Orb-web Spider

This wonderful spider is the long-jawed water orb-web spider Tetragnata praedonia (Tetragnathidae). This spider is called ashinaga-gumo in Japanese and is a common spider found throughout Japan. The spider weaves its web amidst grass, often near water and is noteworthy for it’s long legs and curious manner of hiding it’s body along the slender stems of grass. The spider is also known for its very large jaws.

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~ by softypapa on September 6, 2010.

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