Entelecara acuminata (Wider, 1834)
A very small spider with a length of little more than 2mm. This is one of many spiders of the Linyphiidae group, which are commonly referred to as Money Spiders. In Nottinghamshire, all of the records made available to us have come from the northern-half of the county. Like several other species, Entelecara acuminata frequently 'balloons' from posts, bushes and other tall objects. Both male (top two photographs) and female are illustrated.
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Entelecara acuminata
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).

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 January 2024

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