Agelena labyrinthica (Clerck, 1757)
More commonly known as the Labyrinth Spider, Agelena labyrinthica is widespread across the UK, favouring dry soils with low vegetation. The webs are obvious and often found in distinct colonies, such as the colony situated on a steep bank at the entrance to Ollerton Pit Woods and on nearby waste ground at the Sherwood Energy Village. Recorded from the Sherwood Forest area in July 2012 for the first time at Sherwood Heath SSSI.
Juvenile Agelena labrynthica. The red carapace is is lost as maturity is gained later in the year. Photographed in early May 2011. Full grown adults can be found from July onwards.
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Agelena labyrinthica
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Trevor and Dilys Pendleton. Wayne Ball. Ian Major. Sherwood Forest Trust. Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust. NBGRC. Sherwood Forest Invertebrate Directory 2014. Meg Skinner.

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Updated January 2024

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