Evarcha falcata (Clerck, 1757)
A small common jumping spider found in woods, but also relatively open places such as heathland and disused pit tops. Evarcha falcata was found on low vegetation among trees on a south-facing bank at Warsop Main Pit Top in late April 2010 and quite commonly at Sherwood Forest CP in May 2010. The colouration and markings of the male seem relatively consistant, but the female is variable.
Female Evarcha falcata    
Male Evarcha falcata    
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Evarcha falcata
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Trevor and Dilys Pendleton. Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust. Andy Godfrey (2006 Sherwood Heath SSSI invertebrate survey). NBGRC. Sherwood Forest Invertebrate Directory 2014. Stuart Warrington. The National Trust (Clumber Park invertebrate records). BAS Survey Team of Richard Gallon, Graeme Lyons and Tylan Berry. Brian Wetton.

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Updated November 2022

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