Oligolophus hanseni (Kraepelin, 1896)
From our own records, this is not a common Harvestman in Nottinghamshire. Oligolophus hanseni is perhaps easy to over look among several commoner species and can be generally difficult to distinguish. Probably quite widespread in Nottinghamshire and very much under-recorded, yet the current distribution map suggests otherwise. Recent records have come from Peafield Lane in 2014, Rainworth Heath (Williams, H.) in 2008, Ollerton Cemetery in 2009, Sherwood Forest CP (Williams, H.) in 2003 , and the Idle Valley Nature Reserve (Williams, H.) in 1997.
Juvenile Oligolophus hanseni, photographed at Edwinstowe August 2021
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Oligolophus hanseni
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Trevor and Dilys Pendleton. Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust. Howard Williams.

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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