Tetragnatha montana

    Description

    This is a very difficult species to identify as there are other similar species and certain identification requires detailed examination. If we cannot be certain that an image is T. montana but it is likely to be this species, it is highlighted in a red box.

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    Habitat

    Orb webs of this species are found on trees, bushes and low vegetation in a variety of habitats, mostly at low altitudes. It may be found close to water but is less closely associated with wetland habitats than T. extensa.

    When to see it

    March to September.

    Life History

    All the Tetragnatha species adopt the habit of stretching their legs out in front and behind to produce a stick like effect and can be very difficult to detect.

    UK Status

    Very common and widespread in southern Britain, becoming scattered in the north.

    VC55 Status

    Very common in Leicestershire and Rutland.

    Further Information

    6581 British records to Jan 2013

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    UK Map