Chthonius (Chthonius) ischnocheles (Hermann, 1804)
False Scorpions are grossly under-recorded in Nottinghamshire and modern records are few and far between but thankfully now increasing. 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 and Cuckney.
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Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Chthonius (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. Adrian Dutton.

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 2021

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