Common Name Archive: Lesser Garden Spider

Lesser Garden Spider – male

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

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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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