Parasteatoda simulans (Thorell, 1875)
Parasteatoda simulans is very similar to Nottinghamshire's other Parasteatoda species, but is usually found on shrubs and low foliage, often in shadier parts of woodland, but it is not restricted to this habitat type. There are several widely scattered records we know of for the county, but it was only recently found at Sherwood Forest, where we beat several specimens off both Yew and Holly bushes growing under Oaks.
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Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Parasteatoda simulans
 
Parasteatoda simulans habitat at Sherwood Forest
 
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Bob Merritt. Howard Williams. Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust. Trevor and Dilys Pendleton.

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 May 2017

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