Agalenatea redii (Scopoli, 1763)
A recent addition to the Nottinghamshire fauna in September 2020 (Sexton, T.) when found to be common in areas of recently created heathland on the site of the former Rufford Colliery near Rainworth. It has since been recorded from several other sites local to Rufford Colliery, including Vexation Lane near Edwinstowe (Pendleton, T.A.), Rainworth Heath NR (Brownley, N. and Brownley, S.) and Warsop Main Pit Top (Shaw, D.). Grateful thanks go to Nick and Samantha Brownley, for providing the photographs of the very orange specimen, in the second row down.
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Agalenatea redii 
The distinctive central area of the web of Agalenatea redii, often the first indicator of the identity of the web's occupant. Webs are sited around two to three feet from the ground on Gorse, often stretching between two bushes in close proximity.
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Tim Sexton. Trevor and Dilys Pendleton. Nick and Samantha Brownley. David Shaw.

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Updated January 2024

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