long-legged Harvestman, most often found resting on the
walls of buildings. Most records are from urban areas in
the Mansfield and Worksop areas. Opilio parietinus
is thought to be species in serious decline, due to the
presence of the invasive Opilio canestrinii. Its
present UK status seems largely unknown, but is believed
by some authorities to become extinct at sometime.
However, there is currently no indication of this in
Nottinghamshire and we find it commonly on the walls in
the Market Warsop and Worksop areas. The female is
illustrated in the lower two photographs.