Paidiscura pallens (Blackwall, 1834)
A tiny spider, which is easy to assume is just a very young spider, than actually adult. Although extremely small (around 1.5mm) in length, Paidiscura pallens is not often seen by those without an interest in spiders, yet it's strangely shaped eggsac is. The female and her distinctive eggsac, are usually found under the leaves of Oaks and other trees from June onwards and it is surprising that such a small spider, can produce such a large eggsac.
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Paidiscura pallens
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Trevor and Dilys Pendleton. Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust. Tim Sexton. NBGRC. Stuart Warrington. The National Trust (Clumber Park invertebrate records). Sherwood Forest Invertebrate Directory 2014.

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Updated January 2024

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