Dysdera crocota (C.L. Koch, 1838)
Known commonly as the Woodlouse Spider, this Dysdera crocota turned up at the bottom of a coal bunker at Market Warsop in September 2011. It's not a spider we have come across much before, but should be commonly spread around much of Nottinghamshire. There are no Sherwood Forest records of either of the two reddish Dysdera spiders (Dysdera erythrina being smaller than D. crocota), which seems surprising.
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Dysdera crocota
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Trevor and Dilys Pendleton. Tony Kavanagh. NBGRC. Meg Skinner.

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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