Metellina

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Metellina
Metellina mengei (aka).jpg
M. mengei
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Arachnida
Order: Araneae
Suborder: Araneomorphae
Family: Tetragnathidae
Genus: Metellina
Chamberlin & Ivie, 1941
Type species
Pachygnatha curtisi
McCook, 1894
Species

See text.

Diversity
7 species

Metellina is a genus of tetragnathid spiders that occurs mostly in Eurasia, with two species found in North America. M. segmentata was introduced to Canada.

Some researchers consider this genus to belong to a distinct family, the Metidae.

M. segmentata is probably the most abundant orb-weaving spider of Germany.[1]

Name[edit]

The genus name is an alteration of the related genus Meta.

Species[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Bellmann, H. (1997). Kosmos-Atlas Spinnentiere Europas. Kosmos.