Special features: The body colour can vary from creamy-yellow (as above) to green. When alarmed, it stretches its long legs out straight along a branch, in an effort to disguise itself.
Latin name: Tetragnatha extensa
Size: The female has a body length of up to 11mms, while the male is slightly smaller, growing to around 9mms.
Distribution: Found throughout the UK.
Months seen: May to September.
Habitat: Found on low growing vegetation, usually near water or boggy areas.
Food: Insects which it catches in a web.