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. Nottinghamshires
first record seems to have been from Sherwood Forest CP
in 2002, but this is now one of our most widespread
Harvestmen. Dicranopalpus ramosus was once an
easily identified Harvestman, but there are now new
difficulties following the revalidation of Dicranopalpus
caudatus (Dresco, 1948) as a seperate species. D.
caudatus was formerly considered a synonym of D.
ramosus and has been recorded from the UK.