Phylloneta sisyphia (Clerck, 1757)
A common spider, which is often referred to as the Mother Care Spider. The females feed their young on prey which they catch. Phylloneta sisyphia makes an untidy web on the lower braches of small trees, shrubs and other vegetation and has proved to be common where it occurs on Budby South Forest and throughout the wider Sherwood Forest area.  
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Phylloneta sisyphia
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. Stuart Warrington. The National Trust (Clumber Park invertebrate records). Tony Kavanagh.

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 2022

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