Long-jawed Orb Weaver, Part III
Tetragnatha extensa

yellow orb weaver

orb weaver
This Tetragnatha extensa was suspended in a web just over the water at Silver Lake in Brighton, Utah.   In the sunlight it was a glowing golden color
and it came out of the web and onto the dock to let me take a few pictures.  It obviously loves the Paparazzi.  I found a fascinating article on the Internet
about a colony of Tetragnathids (not necessarily this particular species) in Texas.  Click on some of the links in the article to see the huge web
formed by these spiders.  Obviously, large outbreaks of insects cause these colonies to form.  Wish I had seen it. © Carol Davis, 9-7-2008

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