Palliduphantes pallidus (O.P.-Cambridge, 1871)
A small species which prefers caves, cellars etc. Palliduphantes pallidus is quite distinctive in colouration, as the two examples show. These were found down an old, empty underground water reservoir near Eakring in April 2010, making a small sheet web in what was virtually total darkness. More recently, it has been recorded from a leaf litter sample taken from Cockglode Wood in March 2023 (upper photographs).
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Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Palliduphantes pallidus
 
 
 
 
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Trevor and Dilys Pendleton. Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust. Stuart Warrington. The National Trust (Clumber Park invertebrate records). Sherwood Forest Invertebrate Directory 2014.

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 February 2017

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