Tetragnathidae  Menge, 1866 / Meta  C. L. Koch, 1836   2 species

Meta bourneti  Simon, 1922

Description

Conductor sickle-like bent. Dorsal part of paracymbium distally narrower than width at base. Epigyne with medially notched anterior margin. Prosoma red-brown, with darker margin and eye region. Legs red-brown. Opisthosoma yellowish, dorsally with dark transverse stripes or large spots, laterally often completely black.

Body length male: 10-13 mm
Body length female: 13-16 mm
Additional information

in caves

Troglophile species (Mammola et al. 2018)

Distribution
  Presence
  No data
Global distribution (WSC 2019): Europe, Georgia, North Africa
Phenology
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