Diaea dorsata (Fabricius, 1777)
A Spider of trees and bushes, mainly confined to the south of the UK. Diaea dorsata has been recorded many times in Nottinghamshire and beating foliage is the most effective method of finding this species. Beating was the method we employed to find the example in the top four photographs, at Thoresby Park in August 2017. The adult in the bottom two photographs, was recorded underneath loose bark on Oak at Crookford, near Bothamsall in late April 2015.
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Diaea dorsata
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Trevor and Dilys Pendleton. Wil Heeney. Stuart Warrington. The National Trust (Clumber Park invertebrate records). Pauline Bradford.

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Updated November 2017

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