Mitostoma chrysomelas (Hermann, 1804)
A small, leggy Harvestman with a body length of around 3mm. This is an inconspicuous species and at first glance may give the impression of a juvenile Leiobunum. The adults can be found under logs or amongst leaf litter and from our own limited number of records, this is an uncommon Harvestman in Nottinghamshire. There are three post-2000 Sherwood Forest records and an isolated record from Bunny Old Wood (per Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust) in 1986, but the recorder is unknown.
Mitostoma chrysomelas juvenile (body length >1.5mm), photographed at Clipstone Old Quarter August 2018
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Mitostoma chrysomelas
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Trevor and Dilys Pendleton. Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust. Trevor and Dilys Pendleton (Sherwood Forest Invertebrate Directory 2014).

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Updated January 2022

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