Allochernes wideri (C.L. Koch, 1843)
Sherwood Forest holds seven species of False Scorpion (Pseudoscorpions), but probably more. There are currently 27 species of False Scorpion in the UK and they are an under-studied group. Allochernes wideri is confined to the Sherwood Forest area of Nottinghamshire, where it can be found under close-fitting bark of Oaks. The most recent record we have is from early April 2020.
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Allochernes wideri
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Denton, M.L. Green, E.J. Legg, G. Hemingway, D.G. Marsh, R.J. and Sharp, D. (2002 Arachnid survey of Birklands and Bilhaugh candidate Special Area of Conservation (SAC), Sherwood Forest, Nottinghamshire. Report to English Nature from Entotax consultancy 2003). Trevor and Dilys Pendleton. NBN Gateway. UK Pseudoscorpion Recording Scheme.

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Updated October 2017

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