Summary for Tetragnatha montana (Araneae)

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National Distribution

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Tetragnatha stretched out in defensive pose Copyright: Robin Rigby
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Name: Tetragnatha montana
Authority: Simon, 1874
Order: Arachnida: Araneae
Family: Tetragnathidae
IUCN status: LC

Records: 8574
First Record: 1895
Latest Record: 2023

1992-on hectads: 1057
Pre-1992 hectads: 596
Total hectads: 1270

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About this species

Recorded altitude range
-4m to 500m

Species text

The species is widespread in southern Britain, becoming scattered in the north. It is widespread in western and central Europe as far north as southern Norway.

Habitat and ecology
Orb webs of this species are found on trees, bushes and low vegetation in a variety of habitats, mostly at low altitudes. It may be found close to water but is less closely associated with wetland habitats than T. extensa. Both sexes are mature from early to mid-summer and sometimes into the autumn.


Original author of profile: P. Lee

Text based on Harvey, P.R., Nellist, D.R. & Telfer, M.G. (eds) 2002. Provisional atlas of British spiders (Arachnida, Araneae), Volumes 1 & 2. Huntingdon: Biological Records Centre.  References

Adult Season

Adult Season Data (based on 3651 records with adult season information)


background methodology

Broad Habitat Data (based on 3311 records with habitat information)

Broad subhabitat Data (based on 451 records with subhabitat information)

Structural Habitat Data (based on 1624 records with structural habitat information)

Habitat Detail and Method (based on 2113 records with habitat detail and method information)

Recorded management for locations with Tetragnatha montana

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T. montana female
T. montana female
Male showing chelicarae
Male showing chelicarae
Tetragnatha beneath the centre of her web
Tetragnatha beneath the centre of her web
Tetragnatha stretched out in defensive pose
Tetragnatha stretched out in defensive pose
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