Enoplognatha thoracica (Hahn, 1833) 
Whether this small spider is genuinely scarce or even rare in Nottinghamshire, could be up for question. There are records from the Sherwood Forest Country Park surveys in 1977 and 1978 by the British Arachnological Society's Survey team, which remain the site's only records of the species. There are a few other county records with a cluster of records from Clumber Park, the Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust's Idle Valley NR and most recently, from a cedar and conifer needle litter sample, taken rom the old part of Retford Cemetery in April 2023.
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Enoplognatha thoracica    
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - British Arachnological Survey (Sherwood Forest Country Park Arachnid Survey 1978-1979 Report). Trevor and Dilys Pendleton. Stuart Warrington. The National Trust (Clumber Park invertebrate records). Howard Williams. Sherwood Forest Invertebrate Directory 2021. Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust.

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 2024

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