Hypsosinga albovittata (Westring, 1851)
A small but very distinctive spider, Hypsosinga albovittata builds a small orb web low to the ground amongst vegetation, typically in areas of lowland heath. H. albovittata is rather uncommon across the UK, but an easy to miss species. We came across this female via the seep net on Budby South Forest in June 2011, which was the first Sherwood NNR record since two records in the 1970's by the British Arachnological Society.
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Hypsosinga albovittata
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Trevor and Dilys Pendleton. 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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