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Long-jawed orb weaver (Tetragnatha versicolor)
The long-jawed orb weaver (Tetragnatha versicolor) is a widespread spider species frequently found near streams, bogs and other wetlands. The common name refers to the family's exceptionally long chelicerae (mouthparts), which are used to inject venom into insects or other prey.
Long-jawed orb weaver (Tetragnatha versicolor), at rest on Sierra bog orchid (Platanthera dilatata var. leucostachys). Butterfly Valley Botanical Area, Plumas National Forest, Plumas County, California.
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