Theridion melanurum (Hahn, 1831)
This is a very small spider and one of difficult group to identify on external characteristics alone. Theridion melanurum is more usually associated with buildings and these examples were found in a window at Nettleworth Manor near Mansfield Woodhouse in September 2009 and in a coal bunker at Market Warsop (lower two photographs). The abdomen colouration is variable, as these photographs show.
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Theridion melanurum
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Trevor and Dilys Pendleton. Stuart Warrington. The National Trust (Clumber Park invertebrate records). NBGRC. Meg Skinner.

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Updated January 2022

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