Metellina mengei (Blackwall, 1869)
A common orb-weaving spider, which is virtually identical to Metellina segmentata. A key difference is the time of year when each species (generally) reaches maturity, with M. mengei usually mature by Spring, but note that this is not a reliable method if identification.
Juvenile Metellina mengei, photographed at Sherwood Forest CP September 2009
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Metellina mengei
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Trevor and Dilys Pendleton. Netherfield Wildlife Group. Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust. Stuart Warrington. The National Trust (Clumber Park invertebrate records). Liam Andrews. Sherwood Forest Invertebrate Directory 2014. 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 November 2022

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