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male metallina - Metellina segmentata - male

male metallina - Metellina segmentata - Male
Bonney Lake, Pierce County, Washington, USA
October 24, 2009
I collected a bunch of spiders for Rod to ID, this is one of them.

Rod says: a male in the fall is usually going to be segmentata.

From Rod Crawford:
The Metellina is definitely segmentata. No previous record from that grid area.

That's why in Germany it's ca
That's why in Germany it's called the "autumn spider". But that can trip you up here, as we also have Metellina mengei, which is generally mature in the springtime, but can also sometimes be found in the fall.


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