Harpactea hombergi (Scopoli, 1763)
A fairly small species, which is most often found underneath loose bark. Shape alone, makes this a quite distinctive spider. The two below, were found on ancient Oaks at Clipstone Old Quarter and Sherwood Forest CP in mid-September 2009 and 2011.
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Harpactea hombergi
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Trevor and Dilys Pendleton. Howard Williams. Sherwood Forest Invertebrate Directory 2014. Tony Kavanagh. Meg Skinner. Peter Kirby (Ploughman Wood Invertebrate survey 1998 on behalf of the 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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