Larinioides cornutus (Clerck, 1757)
A small orb weaving species, which seems common at Sherwood and around Eakring Flash. The web is often found on low vegetation and grasses. There is some variation in abdominal markings, most especially the ground colour, but the peach coloured individual in the middle photographs, has proved to be an exceptional example. This strong colouration may well be down to age. The male is shown in the lower two photographs.
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Larinioides cornutus
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Trevor and Dilys Pendleton. Bob Merritt. Netherfield Wildlife Group. Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust. Tim Sexton. Darren Matthews. Sherwood Forest Invertebrate Directory 2014. Stuart Warrington. The National Trust (Clumber Park invertebrate records). NBGRC. Tony Kavanagh. Meg Skinner. Brian Wetton. Nick and Samantha Brownley.

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Updated January 2024

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