Centromerus prudens (O.P.-Cambridge, 1873)
An uncommon spider in Nottinghamshire, generally restricted to areas of dry, sandy heathland. Most of the county's records we are have been sent, are from the Sherwood Forest area (including Rainworth Heath) but there are single records from Spalford Warren (Nicholas, J.) and from Bunny Old Wood (Braddock, A.). The male is illustrated.
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Centromerus prudens
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - British Arachnological Survey (Sherwood Forest Country Park Arachnid Survey 1978-1979 Report). Trevor and Dilys Pendleton. Howard Williams. 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). Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust. BAS Survey Team of Richard Gallon, Graeme Lyons and Tylan Berry.

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Updated November 2022

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