Araneus diadematus (Clerck, 1757)
Commonly known as the Garden Spider or Garden Cross Spider, Araneus diadematus is found virtually everywhere, making a familiar orb web on low vegetation. There are numerous colour forms, but the white cross markings remain fairly constant. Large groups of spiderlings are commonly found in a variety of lacations in the Spring.
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Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Araneus diadematus
 
 
 
 
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Trevor and Dilys Pendleton. Howard Williams. Tim Sexton. Netherfield Wildlife Group. Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust. Meg Skinner. Wil Heeney. Pauline Bradford. Darren Matthews. Sherwood Forest Invertebrate Directory 2014. Stuart Warrington. The National Trust (Clumber Park invertebrate records). Allan and Annette Binding (Clumber Park invertebrate records). NBGRC. Tony Kavanagh. Rob Johnson. Barry Lygo. Peter Kirby (Ploughman Wood Invertebrate survey 1998 on behalf of the Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust). David Shaw. Brian Wetton.

You can contribute your own records to help us gain an accurate status of this species in Nottinghamshire. Send an Excel spreadsheet of your records via the 'contact us' link at the top of the homepage.

Updated November 2022

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