Platnickina tincta (Walckenaer, 1802)
A common spider of bushes and trees, where it often frequents the webs of other spiders that it feeds on. This spider was one of several found in a Worksop garden in mid-April 2010, but it also occurs in other habitats. The top two photographs show an adult beaten from Gorse at Forest Town, Mansfield in March 2014. Probably common throughout Nottinghamshire, Platnickina tincta (formerly Theridion tinctum) does show a more southerly bias towards its UK distribution.
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Platnickina tincta
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Trevor and Dilys Pendleton. Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust. Stuart Warrington. The National Trust (Clumber Park invertebrate records).

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Updated January 2024

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