Dicranopalpus ramosus (Simon, 1909)
This Harvestman is a relatively new species to the UK. Originally of Mediterranean origin, Dicranopalpus ramosus has rapidly increased its range and is now found as far north as Scotland. Nottinghamshire’s first record seems to have been from Sherwood Forest CP in 2002 (Denton, M. L. et al) but this is now extremely common species throughout the county and is certainly one of our most widespread Harvestmen.
Dicranopalpus ramosus female, photographed at Sherwood Heath SSSI in September 2009   Dicranopalpus ramosus male, photographed at Market Warsop in September 2009
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Dicranopalpus ramosus
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Trevor and Dilys Pendleton. Howard Williams. Sherwood Forest Trust (2008 Oak Tree Heath invertebrate survey). Netherfield Wildlife Group. Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust. Pauline Bradford. K N A Alexander (Invertebrate assemblage condition at Birklands and Bilhaugh SSSI and Birklands West and Ollerton Corner SSSI survey reports 2009-10). Sean Tobin. Wil Heeney. Meg Skinner. Sean Tobin. Mike Hill.

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 2016

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