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Metellina segmentata Spider eating fly Spider is yet to be identified. Heesch,Maashorst,Macro,Metellina mengei,Metellina segmentata Click/tap to enlarge PromotedSpecies introCountry intro

Metellina segmentata Spider eating fly

Spider is yet to be identified.

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  1. Nice shot, F! This yellowish striped body should make an ID possible. Posted 7 years ago
    1. Indeed. Also the legs are special with the striping only on half of the leg.
      Watching the stripes and the legs I checked Ed Nieuwenhuys his spider page again, and found a match :) , the Metellina Mengei (zomerwielwebspin).

      Dutch: http://ednieuw.home.xs4all.nl/Spiders/Metidae/MetidaeNL.htm
      English: http://ednieuw.home.xs4all.nl/Spiders/Metidae/Metidae.htm
      Posted 7 years ago
      1. Thank you so much for this ID. I tried before and had to stop trying after 10 mins. Glad you persisted! Posted 7 years ago

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''Metellina segmentata'' is a spider in the Tetragnathidae family with a Palaearctic distribution. It has also been introduced to Canada.

Adults can be found from August to October. These spiders prefer open habitats and are amongst the most frequent orb-weaving spiders.

The web has no threads at its center, similar to most tetragnathid spiders. Most webs are built low above the ground. The spider sits at the center during the day most of the time. Sometimes they hide at the.. more

Similar species: Spiders
Species identified by Joost Thissen
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By Ferdy Christant

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Uploaded Aug 18, 2012. Captured Aug 18, 2012 10:43.
  • NIKON D7000
  • f/7.1
  • 1/60s
  • ISO125
  • 105mm