Tetragnatha montana (Simon, 1874)
Tetragnatha montana is a widespread species across much of Nottinghamshire. It prefers areas near water, but is not restricted to damp habitats and is found at drier sites. It occasionally occurs in Sherwood Forest along with the similar Tetragnatha extensa, but the two are difficult to seperate in the field. Tetragnatha spiders are easily distinguished from other orb weavers by their elongated appearance and habit of stretching out on vegetation when at rest.
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Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Tetragnatha montana
 
Underside of Tetragnatha montana female, showing light brown sternum and epigyne.
 
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Trevor and Dilys Pendleton. Bob Merritt. Tim Sexton. Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust. Tony Kavanagh. Netherfield Wildlife Group. Sean Tobin. Stuart Warrington. The National Trust (Clumber Park invertebrate records). Sherwood Forest Invertebrate Directory 2014. Michael Blount. Tony Kavanagh. NBGRC.

You can contribute your own records to help us gain an accurate status of this species in Nottinghamshire. Send an Excel spreadsheet of your records via the 'contact us' link at the top of the homepage.

Updated November 2018

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