Unidentified

Picture ID 169559

Picture of unidentified spider

Comments & ID Thoughts

5 of 6 Metellina spp. - Probably M. mengei one of 5 Metellina spp. all hanging out on the same wall one evening in October

  • Submitted by: 
    Nod
  • Submitted: Nov 20, 2022
  • Photographed: Oct 24, 2022
  • Spider: Unidentified
  • Location: Southern Ireland, Ireland
  • Spotted Outdoors: Man-made structure (building wall, fences, etc.)
  • Found in web?: No
  • Attributes:
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EmilElliotnaw

I think this might be a Chestnut Orb Weaver. There had only been one identified sighting of an M. Merianae in Ireland, so it’s very unlikely that this is the one.