Micrommata virescens (Clerck, 1757)
A distinctive large, green spider. Although currently only known in Nottinghamshire through accidental import via plant transportation to a garden centre, there is no reason why Micrommata virescens should not occur in the county naturally. It is mainly a southern UK species, but there are odd records as far north as Yorkshire. The spider illustrated here, was photographed by Robert Brown, who found the spider while unloading plants arriving at his garden centre in Upper Broughton.
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Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Micrommata virescens
 
 
 
 
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Robert Brown.

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 2016

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