Tetragnathidae  Menge, 1866 / Tetragnatha  Latreille, 1804   17 species

Tetragnatha obtusa  C. L. Koch, 1837

Description

Prosoma dark brown, eye region and margin almost black. Sternum brown, with black margin. Chelicerae yellow-brown. Legs yellow-brown. Opisthosoma elevated in anterior part, unicoloured greenish with silver shine, rarely with vague darker folium, with bright, silver spots in the range of spinnerets.

Body length male: 4-5.5 mm
Body length female: 4.5-7.7 mm
Additional information

on trees and shrubbery, sometimes in tree tops in great quantities, do not require proximity to water

Frequency: Rarely found

Distribution
  Presence
  No data
Global distribution (WSC 2017): Europe, Turkey, Caucasus, Russia to Kazakhstan
Phenology
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References

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Updates
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15-10-2013 Distribution update Old value
15-04-2013 Distribution update Old value