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Wednesday, 6 August 2014

Long Jawed Orb Weaver Metellina segmentata/mengei

Long Jawed Orb Weaver Metellina segmentata/mengei

Metellina 31718

Metellina 31720

Likely segmentata or possibly mengei

Description M. segmentata may be slightly larger.than mengei.Males of M. segmentata have hairs on the underside of the first leg and M. mengei have none.


Found woods, gardens and wasteland amongst any vegetation or structure where it can build its web
This spider spins orb-shaped (rounded) webs. During the mating season the male moves onto the web of the female.

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