in spring, and in early summer
Metleucauge kompirensis (Tetragnathidae) [Japanese name : tanima-no doyo-gumo]
This spider weaves a horizontal-orb web, above irrigation canals and the
mountain streams in valleys. As for its web, the diameter is from 0.5 to
2 meters in length, and the mesh is rough.
The spider hangs down from the hub of its web.
Not only Leucauge celebesiana, but also M. kompirensis, is often found above
running water from midspring through summer. Another representative spider
above running water is M. yunohamensis (megane doyo-gumo), which has a
pattern on its cephalothorax that looks like glasses.
The prey of these spiders are insects that fly slowly above streams.
The length is 11-18 mm.
It is found all over Japan.
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