Larinioides sericatus (Clerck, 1757)
A large orb weaving species which is scarce across the UK. It is often common where it occurs, as was the case when we found well over 100 together on an outflow at Shirebrook Pit Wood in August 2012. Larinioides sericatus (L. sclopetarius) is known from three other sites in Nottinghamshire and is usually found on man made structures like bridges, but always against water, although it is abundant on the windows and walls outside the main entrance to King's Mill Hospital at Sutton-in-Ashfield.
Larinioides sericatus habitat at Shirebrook Pit Wood    
Larinioides sericatus habitat at King's Mill Hospital, Sutton-in-Ashfield
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Larinioides sericatus
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Trevor and Dilys Pendleton. Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust. Tim Sexton. NBGRC. Tony Kavanagh. Meg Skinner. Brian Wetton.

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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