Dicranopalpus larvatus (Canestrini, 1874)
Another Harvestman which is recently new to the UK, first being recorded in 2020. There soon followed occasional records of Dicranopalpus larvatus from other widely spaced parts of the country including Norfolk, Yorkshire and Caernarvonshire and although still very rare, the number of sites have since showed an increase. It is unusual compared to other species, in that it matures later in the year than other harvestmen and so should be looked for from late Autumn through to Spring. Nottinghamshire's first record, came with a female found under a small section of rotting wood, near the former kitchen garden at Woodthorpe Park in early April 2023 (Pendleton, T.A.).
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Dicranopalpus larvatus
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Trevor and Dilys Pendleton.

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Updated January 2024

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