Metellina mengei

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Metellina mengei
Metellina mengei (aka).jpg
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Arachnida
Order: Araneae
Family: Tetragnathidae
Genus: Metellina
Species: M. mengei
Binomial name
Metellina mengei
(Blackwall, 1870)

Metellina mengei is a spider of the Tetragnathidae family that is found in Europe up to Georgia. It was once considered a form of M. segmentata that occurs in spring. M. mengei is much rarer than M. segmentata.[1]

Description[edit]

M. mengei is very similar to Metellina segmentata, from which it can only be discerned by comparing genital features. It is about 5 mm long. Adults can be found from May to July.[1]

References[edit]

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