2012 Meta menardi

Spider of the Year 2012

The large cave spider

Meta menardi (Latreille, 1804)

Meta menardi

Meta menardi


For the 2012 spider of the year there are a number of “firsts”: a new spider family (Tetragnathidae – long-jawed spiders), a new habitat (caves) and a new joint animal of the year (it is also cave animal of the year) (link). But one thing after another; to begin with, a brief introduction to the spider of the year: Meta menardi (Latreille, 1804) the large cave spider.


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