Erigone atra (Blackwall, 1833)
This is one of the commonest of all UK spiders. Thankfully (for Arachnophobics) this is another of the small money spiders, with a length of little more than 2mm. Erigone atra, is often the species found 'parachuting' when conditions are suitable. The male is illustrated, this one being photographed in our Market Warsop garden in July 2012.
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Erigone atra
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. Tim Sexton. Andy Godfrey (2006 Sherwood Heath SSSI invertebrate survey). Sherwood Forest Invertebrate Directory 2014. Peter Kirby (Ploughman Wood Invertebrate survey 1998 on behalf of the Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust). Stuart Warrington. The National Trust (Clumber Park invertebrate records). Tony Kavanagh.

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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