Tetragnatha nigrita (Lendl, 1886)
Tetragnatha spiders are easily distinguished from other orb weavers by their leggy, elongated appearance and habit of stretching out on vegetation when at rest, or after being disturbed. Tetragnatha nigrita is one of the rarer species, largely being found near water. Also known to occur in Nottinghamshire at the Idle Valley NR near Retford, we found this spider to be numerous on vegetation growing in an often flooded area, on the former Warsop Main Pit site in June 2014.
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Tetragnatha nigrita
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust. Trevor and Dilys Pendleton. Tony Kavanagh.

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 November 2018

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