Opilio parietinus (De Geer, 1778)
A large 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.
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Opilio parietinus
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Trevor and Dilys Pendleton. Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust. Wil Heeney. Meg Skinner. Keith and Belinda Lugg.

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Updated January 2022

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