Gonatium rubens (Blackwall, 1833)
A tiny species found by accident whilst we were photographing something else. With a length of only 3mm, Gonatium rubens is probably only ever likely to be noticed by it's red colouartion. The all red females illustrated, were found and photographed at Sherwood Heath SSSI in September 2012 (left photograph) and at Budby South Forest in late August 2009. The male in the lower photographs, was found on Budby South Forest in early August 2017.
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Gonatium rubens
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. Trevor and Dilys Pendleton (Sherwood Forest Invertebrate Directory 2014). Stuart Warrington. The National Trust (Clumber Park invertebrate records).

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 2017

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