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Meta mengei – an orb weaver

Meta mengei, photographed 12 September 2009 by B Crowley

Meta mengei, photographed 12 September 2009 by B Crowley

 

Meta mengei, photographed 12 September 2009 by B Crowley

Meta mengei, photographed 12 September 2009 by B Crowley

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.


Group: Arachnids
Order: Araneae
Family: Tetragnathidae
Species: Meta mengei
Author: B Crowley
Location: Lower Radley

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