Crustulina guttata (Wider, 1834)
Crustulina guttata is a very small and distinctively marked spider. It is widespread, but with a rather patchy UK distribution. In Nottinghamshire it is confined to heathland sites within the Sherwood Forest NNR, from Clumber Park and also the Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust's Rainworth Heath NR, where several immature specimens (lower photographs) were found by searching underneath Heather in June 2014. The adult was also recorded at Rainworth Heath NR, in June 2021.
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Crustulina guttata
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Trevor and Dilys Pendleton. Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust. Howard Williams. Stuart Warrington. The National Trust (Clumber Park invertebrate records). Trevor and Dilys Pendleton (Sherwood Forest Invertebrate Directory 2014). BAS Survey Team of Richard Gallon, Graeme Lyons and Tylan Berry. 

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Updated November 2022

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