Ceratinella brevis (Wider, 1834)
A very small spider (just over 2mm in length) of the woodland floor, usually found within leaf litter. The one photographed below was found by sieving moss, but proved frustratingly difficult to get any good photographs of. Most of the county's records are from the Sherwood Forest area, usually coming as a result of specific Arachnid surveys over a number of years.
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Ceratinella brevis
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). 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). Howard Williams. Stuart Warrington. The National Trust (Clumber Park invertebrate records). Sherwood Forest Invertebrate Directory 2014. Andy Godfrey (2006 Sherwood Heath SSSI invertebrate survey). Sorby Invertebrate Group. Sorby Natural History Society. Trevor and Dilys Pendleton. Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust.

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Updated January 2024

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