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Genus Meta - Cave Orb Weavers

Cave dwelling spider - Meta ovalis Cave dwelling spider - Meta ovalis Meta ovalis - male spider - Meta ovalis Does this spider pose a health risk? - Meta Unknown spider - Meta - female Crawl Space F with eggsac - Meta ovalis - female Also resting in a wet shaded spot - Meta ovalis
Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Chelicerata (Chelicerates)
Class Arachnida (Arachnids)
Order Araneae (Spiders)
Infraorder Araneomorphae (True Spiders)
No Taxon (Entelegynes )
Family Tetragnathidae (Long-jawed Orb Weavers)
Genus Meta (Cave Orb Weavers)
Numbers
2 species in BugGuide's range (US & Canada)
Range
Meta dolloff - as per Levi, 1980a, this species has only been found in caves in California
Meta ovalis - eastern USA & southeastern Canada(1)
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.