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Unknown Meta species?
Unknown Meta species?|
(as suggested by Dr R. Raven)
female: perhaps 6 mm|
male: perhaps 4.5 mm
May build a small circular web or just lie along twigs or leaves
Uncertain but probably harmless
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.
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Last updated 3 February 2010.