Arctosa perita (Latreille, 1799)
A common spider in the UK which often favours heathland areas, but is also found on former pit colliery sites. Colouration in this species can be variable, but is usually very similar to the spider's habitat, hence the rather grey tones on this male Arctosa perita at Warsop Main Pit Top in April 2010. This common species has been recorded just twice from the Sherwood Forest NNR, first in 1977 and then more recently in March 2011, but it regularly turns up on wasteground or open sandy sites in the Mansfield area..
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Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Arctosa perita
 
 
 
 
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Trevor and Dilys Pendleton. Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust. 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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