Metellina merianae

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Metellina merianae
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M. merianae
Binomial name
Metellina merianae
(Scopoli, 1763)
Subspecies

Metellina merianae celata (Blackwall, 1841) (Europe)

Metellina merianae is a spider species found in Europe up to Georgia.

They most commonly dwell in the entrances of caves but can also be found in burrows and hollow trees. Web structure is specific to each species. The webs of M. merianae reach up to about 100 squared cm. [1]

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  1. ^ Hesselberg, T., & Simonsen, D. (2019). A comparison of morphology and web geometry between hypogean and epigean species of Metellina orb spiders (family Tetragnathidae). Subterranean Biology, 32, 1–13. doi: 10.3897/subtbiol.32.36222

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