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Family Tetragnathidae

Family Tetragnathidae - These spiders have large fangs that are used in mating. They build orb webs over water. Some are commonly found along creeks and ponds, where they eat many mosquitoes and midges.
 
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orchard spider Leucauge venusta © Illinois Department of Natural Resources

 

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longjawed orbweaver Tetragnatha guatemalensis (female) © Hank Guarisco
 
 
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longjawed orbweaver Tetragnatha guatemalensis (male) © Hank Guarisco