Neobisium (Neobisuim) carcinoides (Herman, 1804)
False Scorpions are grossly under-recorded in Nottinghamshire and modern records are few and far between. So the recent discovery of this Neobisium carcinoides by Tim Sexton (who supplied us with the lower two photographs) at Attenborough Nature Reserve in March 2015, provided a very welcome county record. Historically Neobisium carcinoides was recorded from Sherwood Forest in 1912 and Bramcote in 1916. Other recent records (traced from the NBN Gateway and UK Pseudoscorpion recording scheme) are from Clumber Park in 1964, Sherwood Forest in 1979 and 2002, Ash Tree Hill Wood in Clumber Park in 2004 and Oblong Clump in Clumber Park in 2005 (Binding, A.E.).
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Neobisium carcinoides
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - NBN Gateway. UK Pseudoscorpion Recording Scheme. Tim Sexton. Wil Heeney. Allan Binding. Scott Donauer. Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust. Liam Andrews. NBGRC. Meg Skinner. Tony Kavanagh. Netherfield Wildlife Group.

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 2022

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