Metellina segmentata (Clerck, 1757)
An abundant orb weaver, of all sites and including urban gardens, where the web is found amongst low vegetation. These females were photographed at Sherwood Forest CP and Market Warsop in September 2017 and illustrate the range in abdominal colouration/markings, which are exhibited by this spider.
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Metellina segmentata
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. Tony Kavanagh. Sean Tobin. Netherfield Wildlife Group. Andy Godfrey (2006 Sherwood Heath SSSI invertebrate survey). Darren Matthews. Tim Sexton. Stuart Warrington. The National Trust (Clumber Park invertebrate records). Sherwood Forest Invertebrate Directory 2014. Meg Skinner. NBGRC. Peter Kirby (Ploughman Wood Invertebrate survey 1998 on behalf of the Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust). David Shaw. BAS Survey Team of Richard Gallon, Graeme Lyons and Tylan Berry. Brian Wetton.

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Updated November 2022

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