Summary for Metellina segmentata sens. str. (Araneae)

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National Distribution

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Name: Metellina segmentata sens. str.
Authority: (Clerck, 1757)
Order: Arachnida: Araneae
Family: Tetragnathidae
IUCN status: LC

Records: 11626
First Record: 1880
Latest Record: 2023

1992-on hectads: 1363
Pre-1992 hectads: 960
Total hectads: 1709

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Recorded altitude range
-4m to 750m

Species text

The species is widespread in much of Britain. It is widespread in western and central Europe.

Habitat and ecology
Like M. mengei, this species occurs in almost any habitat and may be collected in large numbers by sweeping in grassland or in woodland understorey. Adults of both sexes have been recorded throughout the year, but mainly from late summer to autumn.


Original author of profile: W.J. Partridge using information from Roberts (1985) and Crocker & Daws (1996).

Text based on Harvey, P.R., Nellist, D.R. & Telfer, M.G. (eds) 2002. Provisional atlas of British spiders (Arachnida, Araneae), Volumes 1 & 2. Huntingdon: Biological Records Centre.  References

Adult Season

Adult Season Data (based on 4548 records with adult season information)


background methodology

Broad Habitat Data (based on 5213 records with habitat information)

Broad subhabitat Data (based on 534 records with subhabitat information)

Structural Habitat Data (based on 2237 records with structural habitat information)

Habitat Detail and Method (based on 2952 records with habitat detail and method information)

Recorded management for locations with Metellina segmentata sens. str.

Recorded substrate and hydrology for locations with Metellina segmentata sens. str.


Metellina segmentata male features
Metellina segmentata male features
Metellina segmentata on its web
Metellina segmentata on its web
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