Oonops domesticus (de Dalmas, 1916)
One of two very small, orange/pink coloured spiders, Oonops domesticus is more or less completely synanthropic and only found in houses. It is a nocturnal hunter and so very rarely seen or recorded. The one photographed, was found in the bathroom of our house at Market Warsop in October 2018 and is one of three recent encounters with this species to date, following records in February and April 2019. The male is illustrated in the lower two photographs.
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Oonops domesticus
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Stuart Warrington. The National Trust (Clumber Park invertebrate records). Trevor and Dilys Pendleton.

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Updated January 2024

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