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Tetragnatha montana

he web Stretch Spiders make is very common to that of the Orb Web Spiders, but it is less dense and lacks a frame work. The spider below could be T. montana, but we are not sure. If you find a Stretch Spider in your garden, it almost certainly is either the species above, or the one depicted here. Both species are abundant in gardens.

It is virtually impossible to tell Tetragnatha montana and Tetragnatha montana apart. There is a rule that may apply, even though it doesn't always give you certainty. The closer you are to water the more likely it is you find Tetragnatha montana. Further away chances are it is Tetragnatha montana you see.

The animal in the pictures has been photohtaphed on plants not close to our pond. The underside gives the impression to be made of silver. Two indicators suggesting this is Tetragnatha montana, but that is not certain!