Wasp Spider Argiope bruennichi (Scopoli, 1772)
This stunning Spider is only on the Nottinghamshire list after being accidentally imported to a garden centre in 2006. A few years ago, we were contacted by the garden centre owners, informing us that it had reappeared again, having arrived on plants imported from Italy. Males were seen in 2015 and 2016 and breeding was successful (per Brown, R.). The female below was one of two found on large Phormiums in a poly tunnel, when we visited the Upper Broughton garden centre in September 2016. There is a more recent record of a male, found with a consignment of plants arriving at a garden centre at Oxton in 2018 (Heeney, W.).
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Argiope bruennichi
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Robert Brown. Trevor and Dilys Pendleton. Wil Heeney.

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 2018

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