Pardosa amentata (Clerck, 1757)
A very common wolf spider which is found in a variety of habitats. The females carry their egg sac around with them and after hatching, the young spiderlings remain on the back of the female for around a week. Pardosa amentata is found commonly on Budby South Forest and at Sherwood Forest CP. A displaying male is shown in the lower two photographs.
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Pardosa amentata
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Richard Rogers. Trevor and Dilys Pendleton. Andy Godfrey (2006 Sherwood Heath SSSI invertebrate survey). Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust. Tim Sexton. Sean Tobin. Sherwood Forest Invertebrate Directory 2014. Stuart Warrington. The National Trust (Clumber Park invertebrate records). Tony Kavanagh. Brian Wetton. 

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Updated January 2024

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