Tetragnathidae: Metellina

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Dorsal part of paracymbium large, projecting and provided with ridges and tubercles; epigyne with distinctly marked off trapezoid median plate

Metellina merianae (Scopoli, 1763)

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male Pedipalp, ventral view
(Roberts 1995)
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male Pedipalp, ventral view
(Wiehle 1931)
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male Pedipalp, ventral view
(Loksa 1972)
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male Pedipalp, ventral view
(Locket & Millidge 1953)
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male Embolus
(Locket et al. 1974)
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female Epigyne
(Roberts 1995)
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female Epigyne
(Wiehle 1931)
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female Epigyne
(Locket & Millidge 1953)
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female Vulva
(Heimer & Nentwig 1991)
- Dorsal part of paracymbium not projecting; epigyne different

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Conductor strongly broadened distally; embolus relatively short; lateral epigynal parts ± circular; with single receptacula seminis

Metellina segmentata (Clerck, 1757)

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male Pedipalp, ventral view
(Roberts 1995)
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male Pedipalp, ventral view
(Wiehle 1931)
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male Pedipalp, ventral view
(Wiehle 1931)
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male Pedipalp, ventral view
(Locket et al. 1974)
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male Pedipalp
(Loksa 1972)
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male Pedipalp
(Locket & Millidge 1953)
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male Embolus
(Heimer & Nentwig 1991)
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male Embolus
(Locket et al. 1974)
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male Metatarsus I
(Locket & Millidge 1953)
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female Epigyne
(Roberts 1995)
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female Epigyne
(Wiehle 1931)
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female Epigyne
(Loksa 1972)
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female Epigyne
(Locket & Millidge 1953)
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female Epigyne
(Locket & Millidge 1953)
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female Vulva
(Heimer & Nentwig 1991)
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female Vulva
(Locket et al. 1974)
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female Habitus
(Loksa 1972)
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female Habitus
(Locket & Millidge 1953)
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Metatarsus
(Loksa 1972)
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Habitus, dorsal view
(Wiehle 1931)
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Orb web
(Loksa 1972)
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Conductor uniformly tapering distally; embolus relatively long; lateral epigynal parts longish; vulva with 2 receptacula seminis on each side

Metellina mengei (Blackwall, 1869)

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male Pedipalp, ventral view
(Roberts 1995)
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male Pedipalp, ventral view
(Wiehle 1931)
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male Pedipalp, ventral view
(Locket et al. 1974)
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male Pedipalp
(Wiehle 1931)
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male Pedipalp
(Loksa 1972)
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male Embolus
(Heimer & Nentwig 1991)
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female Epigyne
(Roberts 1995)
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female Epigyne
(Wiehle 1931)
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female Epigyne
(Loksa 1972)
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female Vulva
(Heimer & Nentwig 1991)
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female Vulva
(Locket et al. 1974)
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Metatarsus
(Loksa 1972)
Further taxa

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1. Metellina orientalis (Spassky, 1932)

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male Pedipalp, ventral view
(Marusik 1986)
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male Cymbium, dorsal view
(Marusik 1986)
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female Epigyne
(Marusik 1986)