I wouldn't be surprised if i get no ID agreements/other suggestions or comments for my post here:
So i wondered if anyone here would mind giving their thoughts on this beautiful spider please?
Also, if this is indeed Meta, (and in case i see this spider again), how are the 2 similar species separated in the field? I normally carry a hand lens.
I can supply a 10 fig grid ref for this observation if requested. All the other details that i have or know of the sighting are included in the above post (should you want take this as a record).
I see there aren't many records for either species but can easily revisit this site for another look/better photos sometime, as it's not far from me.
Ben Area Co-ordinator Stroud and Gloucester, Gloucestershire Amphibian and Reptile Group (Glos ARG) Member, Cotswold Fungus Group and Field Ecologist