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Nanometa species?

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Species:
Nanometa species?
(matching drawings in a paper by Dr V. Davies and as suggested by Dr R. Raven)
Family:
Tetragnathidae
Body length:
female: perhaps 6 mm
male: perhaps 4.5 mm
Habitat:
May build a small circular web or just lie along twigs or leaves
Toxicity:
Uncertain but probably harmless
Nanometa species?

The identity of this spider must remain in doubt at least until much more work has been done on the Australian Metinae. At least one eminent arachnologist claims there are no true Meta species in this country but the above spider certainly has the appearance of a metine of some kind.

Spider(s) with a very similar appearance: Some other tetragnathids and also some theridiid and linyphiid species.


Email Ron Atkinson for more information.    Last updated 11 July 2017.