Nigma walckenaeri (Roewer, 1951)
This tiny (5mm) green spider is fast moving north through the UK and can often be easier to find in gardens and urban areas. It was recently recorded from neighbouring Leicestershire and South Lincolnshire, before being found in Nottinghamshire for the first time at Worksop Priory in August 2013. This spider has more recently been found by Peter Smith, at Netherfield Lagoons in March 2014. Nigma walckenaeri spins an indiscreet sheet web across the upper surface of a leaf. Plants such as Ivy are used, even when growing up telegraph poles, but Lilac is another shrub which should be checked for this spider.
Adult female Nigma walckenaeri photographed at Worksop Priory August 2013
Adult female Nigma walckenaeri photographed August 2013
Sub-adult Nigma walckenaeri photographed mid-July 2013
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Nigma walckenaeri
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Trevor and Dilys Pendleton. Peter Smith. Netherfield Wildlife Group. Tim Sexton. Nick Crouch. Tony Kavanagh. Barry Lygo. Eric Hill. Nick and Samantha Brownley. Brian Wetton.

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Updated January 2024

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