Segestria senoculata (Linnaeus, 1758)
A very common spider, building a tube web on walls or on/under the bark of trees. The spider's retreat is usually under flaking or loose bark. Five or six thick strands of silk radiate outwards from the end of the silk tube, acting as trigger wires. This spider is fairly common around Sherwood Forest, with this adult being found on Budby South Forest in September 2009.
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Segestria senoculata
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Trevor and Dilys Pendleton. Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust. Tony Kavanagh. Netherfield Wildlife Group. Stuart Warrington. The National Trust (Clumber Park invertebrate records). Liam Andrews. Sherwood Forest Invertebrate Directory 2014. Tony Kavanagh. NBGRC. Meg Skinner.

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Updated January 2024

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