Amaurobius ferox (Walckenaer, 1830)
A fairly common spider, but tends to be less obvious than other Amaurobius species, preferring to make it's web under stones, logs, the cellars of houses etc. This is a quite large species and does seem to have a tendancy to bite if handled. These two adults were found under a drain cover at a Market Warsop house in September 2009.
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Amaurobius ferox
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Trevor and Dilys Pendleton. Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust. Meg Skinner. Sherwood Forest Invertebrate Directory 2014. NBGRC. Liam Andrews. Brian Wetton. 

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Updated January 2024

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