Neon reticulatus (Blackwall, 1853)
Reported to be a common spider, but there are relatively few Nottinghamshire records. Neon reticulatus is usually found low to the ground amongst leaf litter etc. This is a small species measuring only around 5mm in length, but the immature in the lower four photographs was slightly smaller. Found several times at Sherwood Forest CP in the past few years, but three turned up in a Pine needle/leaf litter sample from Market Warsop Cemetery in late February 2020.
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Neon reticulatus
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). Stuart Warrington. The National Trust (Clumber Park invertebrate records). BAS Survey Team of Richard Gallon, Graeme Lyons and Tylan Berry.

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Updated January 2024

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