Nuctenea umbratica (Clerck, 1757)
A very common orb weaving spider, usually found in a retreat under loose bark and in cracks on fence posts. A large species when adult, with the flattened abdomen making identification quite easy. Found in all habitat types and often common on suburban garden fences.
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Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Nuctenea umbratica
 
 
 
 
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Trevor and Dilys Pendleton. Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust. K N A Alexander (Invertebrate assemblage condition at Birklands and Bilhaugh SSSI and Birklands West and Ollerton Corner SSSI survey reports 2009-10). Tim Sexton. Tony Kavanagh. Netherfield Wildlife Group. Wil Heeney. Sherwood Forest Invertebrate Directory 2014. Liam Andrews. Pauline Bradford. Wil Heeney. NBGRC. Meg Skinner. Peter Kirby (Ploughman Wood Invertebrate survey 1998 on behalf of the Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust). David Shaw.

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 2021

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