Common Orb Weaver Spiders

The yellow orb spider is a common web weaver found across Europe and beyond. It’s Latin name is Metellina Segmentata and it one of many orb weavers in the Tetragnathidae spider family. It is called an orb weaver because of the spherical, orb-like webs it creates. Both genders grow to about 8mm, with the female having a bigger body but the male the longer legs. The female has yellow colouring with a brown leaf-like pattern on its abdomen. The male has a smaller body, longer legs and darker markings.

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