Asagena phalerata (Panzer, 1801)
Another spider found on Budby South Forest in late September 2009 and then more recently at Sherwood Forest CP in May 2011, Asagena phalerata (until recently Steatoda phalerata) is locally distributed across the UK. This spider is found on the ground amongst low vegetation and often in the company of ants, which form most of the diet. There are just two other records from 1978 and 2002.
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Steatoda phalerata
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). Trevor and Dilys Pendleton (Sherwood Forest Invertebrate Directory 2014).

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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