Zygiella x-notata (Clerck, 1757)
A very common orb weaver, found both inside and outside houses, usually near door or window frames etc. This is one of the few spiders to remain active throughout the year. Photographed September 2009 (below) and January 2011 (above).
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Zygiella x-notata
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Trevor and Dilys Pendleton. Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust. Tim Sexton. Meg Skinner. Wil Heeney. Darren Matthews. Sean Tobin. Sherwood Forest Invertebrate Directory 2014. Stuart Warrington. The National Trust (Clumber Park invertebrate records). Tony Kavanagh. NBGRC. David Shaw. Brian Wetton. Nick and Samantha Brownley.

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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