Maso sundevalli (Westring, 1851) 
A small Linyphid found in a wide range of habitats UK wide and in Nottinghamshire, it has been recorded from woodland, grassland and wetland sites. Although very small and just one of many small so called 'money spiders', the identification of Maso sundevalli is helped by there being distinct spines on the underside of both tarsus and metatarsus of the front legs. The one illustrated, was found in a leaf litter sample taken from the base of mature Beech trees growing at Cuckney in March 2023.
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Maso sundevalli    
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Denton, M.L. Green, E.J. Legg, G. Hemingway, D.G. Marsh, R.J. and Sharp, D. (2002 Arachnid survey of Birklands and Bilhaugh candidate Special Area of Conservation (SAC), Sherwood Forest, Nottinghamshire. Report to English Nature from Entotax consultancy 2003). British Arachnological Survey (Sherwood Forest Country Park Arachnid Survey 1978-1979 Report). Allan and Annette Binding. Trevor and Dilys Pendleton. Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust. Howard Williams. Sherwood Forest Invertebrate Directory 2021.

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Updated January 2024

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