Cercidia prominens (Westring, 1851)
A small orb-weaving spider, which usually makes it's web low down in vegetation. This spider was first recorded at Sherwood Forest NNR in 1971, and including this individual found in April and May 2010, Cercidia prominens remains an uncommonly recorded species. The male is illustrated in the lower right photograph and was found near the web of a female.
Juvenile/sub-adult Cercidia prominens. From leaf litter sample, photographed at the Sherwood Forest CP, March 2023.
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Cercidia prominens
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Trevor and Dilys Pendleton. Bob Merritt. Howard Williams. Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust. Stuart Warrington. The National Trust (Clumber Park invertebrate records). Trevor and Dilys Pendleton (Sherwood Forest Invertebrate Directory 2014). BAS Survey Team of Richard Gallon, Graeme Lyons and Tylan Berry.

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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