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Species Metellina segmentata

Orb Weaver - Metellina segmentata - female Orb Weaver - Metellina segmentata - male autumn spider - Metellina segmentata - female longjawed orb weaver - Metellina segmentata - female longjawed orbweaver - Metellina segmentata - male Araneus spp. - Metellina segmentata - female Metellina spp. - Metellina segmentata - female autumn spider - Metellina segmentata - female
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Chelicerata (Chelicerates)
Class Arachnida (Arachnids)
Order Araneae (Spiders)
Infraorder Araneomorphae (True Spiders)
No Taxon (Entelegynae)
Family Tetragnathidae (Long-jawed Orb Weavers)
Genus Metellina
Species segmentata (Metellina segmentata)
Adult Female

Adult Male
Non-native species, endemic to Europe and Asia. Established in BC & WA so far.(1)
See Also
M. curtisi (less common in the fall but still a possible find) looks essentially identical except for the epigynum. - Rod Crawford
Works Cited
1.The Orb-weaving Spiders of Canada and Alaska - The Insects and Arachnids of Canada Part 23
Dondale, C.D., J.H. Redner, P, Paquin and H.W. Levi. 2003. NRC Research Press.