Lophopilio palpinalis (Herbst, 1799)
A scarce Harvestman at Sherwood Forest, with just a handful of records and not seen at all between September 2009 and September 2021 when recorded  under a log near where the Sherwood Forest CP meets Budby South Forest and found in company with Oligolophus tridens and Paroligolophus agrestis. The most recent record concerns two individuals found by grubbing around small pockets of leaf litter and lifting Heather, in an area of grassy heathland within the Country Park. Despite being a small species, Lophopilio palpinalis is noticeably reddish, the legs are clearly annulated and obviously different to those with experience with identifying Opiliones.
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Lophopilio palpinalis
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Trevor and Dilys Pendleton. Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust. M L Denton (2002 Sherwood Forest Coleoptera survey). Howard Williams. Trevor and Dilys Pendleton (Sherwood Forest Invertebrate Directory 2014).

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Updated January 2022

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