Eratigena duellica (Simon, 1875)
A very large and familiar spider, of which there are several other similar species. Commonly known as the House Spider, Eratigena duellica (formerly Tegenaria gigantea) needs no introduction due to the large, very long-legged males usually being the big spider seen running across carpets or found in the bath in Autumn. This freshly moulted female, was found in a wooden coal bunker at Market Warsop in early September 2009.
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Eratigena duellica
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Trevor and Dilys Pendleton. Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust. Tim Sexton. Sean Tobin. Sherwood Forest Invertebrate Directory 2014. Rob Johnson. Brian Wetton.

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 2024

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