European Spider of the Year 2012

European Cave Spider
The European Cave Spider, properly known as Meta menardi is found in the northern hemisphere from northern Europe to Korea and also parts of northern Africa (Lepore et al. 2012).  This large cave spider is one of the many species of long-jawed orb weaving spiders found throughout the world and especially in Europe (ESA 2012). We have put together information from numerous sources to provide you with as much knowledge as we could about this amazing spider.


If you are interested in checking out other neat organisms from our class and past classes, please visit  There is a very wide selection of organisms to choose from and I'm sure you will find out some interesting new facts!

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