Chthonius ischnocheles (Hermann, 1804)
False Scorpions are grossly under-recorded in Nottinghamshire and modern records are few and far between. There appeared to be no post 2000 Nottinghamshire records of Chthonius ischnocheles, until it was found by Tim Sexton at Attenborough NR in 2015 (lower photographs), then turned up later the same year at Nottingham Trent University's Brackenhurst Campus by Liam Andrews. Other recent records include Crew Lane at Southwell in 1963, several records from Sherwood Forest.
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Chthonius ischnocheles
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). NBN Gateway. Tim Sexton. Liam Andrews. UK Pseudoscorpion Recording Scheme. Wil Heeney. Trevor and Dilys Pendleton. NBGRC.

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Updated January 2018

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