Alopecosa barbipes (Sundevall, 1833)
This female Alopecosa barbipes turned out to be the first Sherwood Forest NNR record. It was found on Budby South Forest in September 2009 and also at Warsop Main Pit Top, where it was found on a sunny, south-facing bank and where several females had constructed their burrows. The spider has a wide distribution across the UK, but is generally a fairly local species.
Alopecosa barbipes burrow and female at entrance, photographed at Warsop Main Pit Top in March 2010.
Alopecosa barbipes male photographed at Budby South Forest April 2011.
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Alopecosa barbipes
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Trevor and Dilys Pendleton. Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust. Pauline Bradford. Stuart Warrington. The National Trust (Clumber Park invertebrate records).

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 2022

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