Agalenatea redii (Scopoli, 1763)
A recent addition to the Nottinghamshire fauna in September 2020, when found to be common in areas of recently created heathland on the site of the former Rufford Colliery near Rainworth. The heathland there often contains a good amount of Gorse and Agalenatea redii webs were been found to be common in at least two areas of the site. The spider was first recorded by Tim Sexton, during invertebrate survey work of the site. Both the grid squares on the map are from the former Rufford Colliery, which is a huge site.
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Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Agalenatea redii 
 
The distinctive central area of the web of Agalenatea redii, often the first indicator of the identity of the web's occupant. Webs are sited around two to three feet from the ground on Gorse, often stretching between two bushes in close proximity.
 
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Tim Sexton. Trevor and Dilys Pendleton.

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Updated September 2020

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