Economic importance: Generalist predator.
Hosts: Leafhoppers, stem borers, and flies.
1. Tetragnatha maxillosa is commonly known as the long-jawed spider. It has long legs and body, measuring 6 to 10 mm in length. Its eyes are arranged in two distinct rows.
2. Its abdomen is brownish yellow, with or without markings and usually four or more times longer than it is wide. It has a 3-segmented tarsus.
3. The male long-jawed spider has large chelicerae, which are as long as or longer than the carapace.
Biology and ecology