Meta menardi
(European Cave Spider)

Featured spider picture The spider species Meta menardi, commonly known as European Cave Spider, belongs to the genus Meta, in the family Tetragnathidae. Meta menardi spiders have been sighted 7 times by contributing members. Based on collected data, the geographic range for Meta menardi includes 3 countries and 0 states in the United States. Meta menardi is most often sighted outdoors, and during the month of May.

Taxonomic Hierarchy

  • Kingdom: Animalia
  • Phylum: Arthropoda
  • Class: Arachnida
  • Order: Araneae
  • Suborder: Araneomorphae
  • Family: Tetragnathidae
  • Genus: Meta
  • Species: Meta menardi

Other Common Names

European Cave Spider

Author

Pierre André Latreille, 1804

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Sightings Overview

There have been 7 confirmed sightings of Meta menardi (European Cave Spider), with the most recent sighting submitted on November 7, 2019 by Spider ID member avastrath. The detailed statistics below may not utilize the complete dataset of 7 sightings because of certain Meta menardi sightings reporting incomplete data.

  • Web: 43% of the time, Meta menardi spiders are sighted in a spider web (Sample size: 7)
  • Sex: 0 female and 1 male.
  • Environment: Meta menardi has been sighted 5 times outdoors, and 3 times indoors.
  • Outdoors: Man-made structure (3). Forest (1). Cave (1).

Location and Range

Meta menardi (European Cave Spider) has been sighted in the following countries: France, Sweden, United Kingdom.

Seasonality

Meta menardi has been primarily sighted during the month of May.

  • January:
  • February:
  • March:
  • April: 1
  • May: 2
  • June: 1
  • July:
  • August: 1
  • September: 1
  • October:
  • November: 1
  • December:

Featured Pictures

Picture of Meta menardi (European Cave Spider) - Dorsal Enlarge Picture
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Picture of Meta menardi (European Cave Spider) - Male - Dorsal Enlarge Picture
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