Nemastoma bimaculatum (Fabricius, 1775)
Found commonly under logs and within leaf litter in the Sherwood Forest and Clumber Park areas, but it should be common in many woodland habitats throughout much of Nottinghamshire. We have even recorded Nemastoma bimaculatum within agricultural land, well away from woodland, but not from gardens, although it may well exists in old, large gardens. It's small size, coupled with the fact that they often do not move for several minutes when disturbed, means that they can easily be missed.
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Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Nemastoma bimaculatum
 
 
 
 
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Trevor and Dilys Pendleton. Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust. Howard Williams. K N A Alexander (Invertebrate assemblage condition at Birklands and Bilhaugh SSSI and Birklands West and Ollerton Corner SSSI survey reports 2009-10). M L Denton (2002 Sherwood Forest Coleoptera survey). British Arachnological Survey Team (Sherwood Forest Country Park Arachnid Survey 1978-1979 Report). Allan and Annette Binding. Meg Skinner. Wil Heeney. Tim Sexton. Sherwood Forest Invertebrate Directory 2014. NBGRC.

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 2020

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