Metellina segmentata

Metellina segmentata

''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 edge and sense prey with the help of a signaling thread.