Paroligolophus agrestis (Meade, 1855)
A very common and often beautifully marked Harvestman when freshly moulted to adult in the late Summer and early Autumn. Found pretty much in any type of habitat (including gardens). It can be looked for on tree trunks, leaf litter and under logs etc, but is most easily found by beating foliage of a range of trees and shrubs. Adults can sometimes be found into January and February, during mild Winters.
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Paroligolophus agrestis
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Trevor and Dilys Pendleton. Howard Williams. Netherfield Wildlife Group. Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust. Sherwood Forest Trust. Andy Godfrey (2006 Sherwood Heath SSSI invertebrate survey). Wil Heeney. Meg Skinner. Sherwood Forest Invertebrate Directory 2014. Dave Morris. NBGRC. Peter Kirby (Ploughman Wood Invertebrate survey 1998 on behalf of the Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust). David Shaw. BAS Survey Team of Richard Gallon, Graeme Lyons and Tylan Berry. Nick and Samantha Brownley.

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Updated January 2024

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