Heliophanus cupreus (Walckenaer, 1802)
A relatively common spider across southern parts of the UK, which usually favours dry, sunny habitats. Heliophanus cupreus is virtually identical to the more common Heliophanus flavipes and specimens should ideally be checked to determine identification. The male illustrated here, was found at Rainworth Heath in early June 2014 and later confirmed by examination. The lack of general interest in Arachnids, means that there are typically few county records and in Nottinghamshire, it is currently restricted to just two sites.
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Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Heliophanus cupreus
 
 
 
 
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Howard Williams. Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust. Trevor and Dilys Pendleton.

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 February 2017

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