General distribution (WSC):

Europe, Caucasus, Turkey, Iran, Russia (Europe to Central Asia)

Faunistic references:

Meta merianae Drensky 1936, p. 125

Meta merianae Deltshev & Blagoev 1992, p. 28

Metellina merianae Deltshev et al. 2003, p. 21

Metellina merianae Deltshev et al. 2004, p. 187

Metellina merianae Naumova et al. 2008, p. 271

Metellina merianae Deltshev et al. 2011, p. 84

Metellina merianae Dimitrov & Naumova 2021, p. 693


Localities:

Bulgaria: Satovcha - 1 ♀, 16.07.1984, Deltshev et al. 2011 ; Dyavolskoto Garlo Cave, Trigrad - 2 ♀, Deltshev et al. 2011 ; Lednitsata Hut, Western Rhodopes Mts. - 1 ♀, Deltshev et al. 2011 ; Gotse Delchev - 2 ♂, 1 ♀, 10.05.1987, Deltshev et al. 2011 ; Chepelare - 3 ♂, 3 ♀, Deltshev et al. 2011 ; Batak - 4 ♀, Deltshev et al. 2011 ; Dervishka Mogila peak - 2 ♀, 30.05.2020, Dimitrov & Naumova 2021 ; 1 ♂, 2 ♀, 2 juv., 30.03.2019, Dimitrov & Naumova 2021 ; Lyubimets, Haskovo Region - 1 ♀, 04.11.1999, Deltshev et al. 2004 ; Kran, Kardzhali Region - 1 ♂, 4 juv., 11.12.2000, Deltshev et al. 2004 ; Karaguk Cave near Dzhebel (approximate) - 1 ♀, 27.04.1996, Deltshev et al. 2004 ; Momina Skala near Madzharovo, Eastern Rhodopes Mts. - 1 ♂, 2 ♀, 17.05.1996, Deltshev et al. 2004 ; Madzharovo, Haskovo Region - 1 ♂, 1 ♀, 13.05.1996, Deltshev et al. 2004 ; Lyulin Mountain (no locality specified) - Naumova et al. 2008 ; Lesovo, Yambol Province - 1 ♀, 09.09.1992, Deltshev et al. 2003 (nameless cave); Erkyupriya Cave, Mostovo - 1 ♂, 5 ♀, 01.03.1992, Deltshev et al. 2003 ; Ustrem, Haskovo Province - 2 ♀, 2 juv., 30.03.1992, Deltshev et al. 2003 (Bozkite Cave); 1 ♀, 5 juv., 30.03.1992, Deltshev et al. 2003 (Rimskata Cave); Mramor, Haskovo Province - 1 ♀, 30.03.1992, Deltshev et al. 2003 (Novata Cave); Stoilovo, Burgas Province - 1 ♀, 05.07.1998, Deltshev et al. 2003 (Stramnata Cave); 1 ♀, 1 juv., 24.06.1980, Deltshev et al. 2003 (Dvata Vhoda Cave); Bov, Sofia Province - 1 ♀, 30.01.1994, Deltshev et al. 2003 (Mecha Dupka Cave); Shumen Plateau - 4 ♀, 6 juv., 28.09.1996, Deltshev et al. 2003 (Nahodka 13 Cave); Bezhanovo, Lovech Province - 1 ♂, 2 ♀, 21.01.1995, Deltshev et al. 2003 (Parnitsite Cave); 1 ♀, 10.07.1981, Deltshev et al. 2003 (Izvora Cave); Kalishte, Pernik Province - 2 ♂, 12.12.1994, Deltshev et al. 2003 (Propada Cave); Malka Peshtera Cave, Orehovo - 1 ♂, 1 ♀, 17.02.1993, Deltshev et al. 2003 ; Bakadzhitsite - 7 ♀, 1 juv., 17.02.1993, Deltshev et al. 2003 (artificial gallery); Rupata Cave, Blagoevgrad Province - 1 ♀, 09.05.1981, Deltshev et al. 2003 ; Orehovo, Smolyan Province - 1 ♂, 2 ♀, 24.02.1993, Deltshev et al. 2003 (nameless cave); Kazanite, Chavdar - 2 juv., 16.08.1992, Deltshev et al. 2003 ; Musinska Cave, Musina - 1 juv., 26.12.1992, Deltshev et al. 2003 ; Zemen - 1 specimens, Deltshev & Blagoev 1992 ; Elhovo - Drensky 1936 ; Golashka Cave, Sestrimo - Drensky 1936 ; Zmeevi Dupki Cave, Sliven Province - Drensky 1936 ; Byala, Sliven Province - Drensky 1936 ; Dushnika Cave, Iskrets - Drensky 1936 ; Vodnata Cave, Tserovo (West Balkan) - Drensky 1936 ; Cherepish Monastery - Drensky 1936 ; Lukovit - Drensky 1936 ; Belyakovets, Veliko Tarnovo Province - Drensky 1936 ; Arbanasi - Drensky 1936 (Leskovska Cave); Kalugerskata Peshtera Cave, Arbanasi - Drensky 1936 ; Bacho Kiro Cave, Dryanovski Monastery - Drensky 1936 ; Kotel - Drensky 1936 (Caves Ponor and Lednitsata); Devetashka Cave - Drensky 1936 ; Yakoruda - Drensky 1936 ; Yundola - Drensky 1936 ; Demianitsa - Drensky 1936 ; Banderitsa - Drensky 1936 ; Rila Monastery - Drensky 1936 ; Veliko Tarnovo - Drensky 1936 ; Drensky 1936 ; Bachkovo - Drensky 1936 ; Sofia - Drensky 1936 ; Troyan - Drensky 1936 ;

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