Steatoda bipunctata (Linnaeus, 1758)
Widespread across the UK and in Nottinghamshire, this is a regularly seen spider, favouring the quiet corners of sheds, out-buildings and fences etc, Steatoda bipunctata is often found in hutches and sometimes referred to as the Rabbit Hutch Spider. Although one of the 'False Widows' it is harmless and will be present around most people's houses. The examples illustrated were found in a wooden coal bunker at Market Warsop and under the loose bark of a large Pine at Budby South Forest.
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Steatoda bipunctata
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Trevor and Dilys Pendleton. Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust. Tim Sexton. Trevor and Dilys Pendleton (Sherwood Forest Invertebrate Directory 2014). Stuart Warrington. The National Trust (Clumber Park invertebrate records). Liam Andrews. Pauline Bradford. Tony Kavanagh. Rob Johnson. Brian Wetton.

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Updated November 2022

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