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Metellina segmentata
Metellina segmentata


Autumn spider
The autumn spider (Metellina segmentata) in the order Araneae, suborder Araneomorphae (Section: Entelegynae), and the superfamily Araneoidea, used to belong to the family long-jawed orb weaver (Tetragnathidae). It is now in the family Metidae.
Metellina segmentata - Spider
Metellina segmentata - Spider
Scientific synonyms for Metellina segmentata are: Meta segmentata, Aranea reticulata, Aranea angulata, Aranea senoculata, Aranea segmentata, Aranea inclinata, Epeira inclinata, Epeira variegata, Zilla reticulata, Miranda piniophila, Zilla inclinata and Meta antrorum.
Metellina segmentata caught a fly
Metellina segmentata caught a fly
The autumn spider is found throughout the Palearctic. In Germany and Central Europe, it is the most commonly encountered species of the genus Metellina and is non-endangered. It reproduces once a year. Female autumn spiders are 6.5 to 9 mm in length, males, 5 to 7.5 mm.
Spider caught a Dung fly
Spider caught a Dung fly


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1. Metellina segmentata
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