Lathys humilis (Blackwall, 1855)
A common spider across much of the southern half of the UK, but the majority of Nottinghamshire records have come from the Sherwood Forest area, although records stretch from Attenborough NR in the south of the county, to near Retford in the north. Lathys humilis is usually found on the foliage of trees and bushes in a variety of habitats including woodland, ornamental parks and occasionally in gardens. A small and distinctly marked spider, best found by beating the foliage of evergreens such as Yew and Holly.
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Lathys humilis
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust. Tim Sexton. Howard Williams. British Arachnological Survey (Sherwood Forest Country Park Arachnid Survey 1978-1979 Report). Stuart Warrington. The National Trust (Clumber Park invertebrate records). Trevor and Dilys Pendleton. Tony Kavanagh.

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Updated January 2022

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