Family Archive: Tetragnathidae

Meta mengei – an orb weaver

  Meta mengei(06 June 2013)

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Lesser Garden Spider – male

  Meta segmentata – an orb weaver – male(21 August 2010)

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Meta mengei – an orb weaver

  This spider, distinguished from the very similar Meta segmentata by its underside markings, is normally more commonly found in the early season. Meta mengei is sometimes referred to asMetellina mengei and assigned to the family Metidae, rather than Tegrathnathidae.

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Lesser Garden Spider

    The three images above are of the same spider, photographed over 2 days, in or near its web on a chrysanthemum. The spider appears to be an immature female, so identification is a little uncertain. The spider is sometimes referred to as Metellina segmentata and assigned to the family Metidae, rather than Tegrathnathidae.

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Long-jawed Orb Weaver

Tetragnatha extensa (possibly T. montana) a long-jawed orb weaver (04 June 2006)

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Long-jawed Orb Weaver – male

Tetragnatha montana – male – in closeup(26 June 2005)

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Long-jawed Orb Weaver

Tetragnatha montana (possibly T.extensa) – a long-jawed orb weaver (30 May 2005)

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