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 4 times by contributing members. Based on collected data, the geographic range for Meta menardi includes 2 countries and 0 states in the United States. Meta menardi is most often sighted indoors, and during the month of August.

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


Pierre André Latreille, 1804

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Sightings Overview

There have been 4 confirmed sightings of Meta menardi (European Cave Spider), with the most recent sighting submitted on April 16, 2019 by Spider ID member andyaky. The detailed statistics below may not utilize the complete dataset of 4 sightings because of certain Meta menardi sightings reporting incomplete data.

  • Web: 50% of the time, Meta menardi spiders are sighted in a spider web (Sample size: 4)
  • Sex: 0 female and 1 male.
  • Environment: Meta menardi has been sighted 1 times outdoors, and 3 times indoors.
  • Outdoors: Cave (1).

Location and Range

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


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

  • January:
  • February:
  • March:
  • April: 1
  • May:
  • June: 1
  • July:
  • August: 1
  • September: 1
  • October:
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Featured Pictures

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