Philodromus praedatus (O.P.-Cambridge, 1871)
Philodromus praedatus is a spider preferring mature Oaks growing in open woodland and in Nottinghamshire, totally confined to the Sherwood Forest area. As on all Philodromus, any abdominal markings are variable within species, so care has to be taken with identification and they cannot really be done from photographs with any certainty.
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Philodromus praedatus
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Bob Merritt. Trevor and Dilys Pendleton. Howard Williams. Denton, M.L. Green, E.J. Legg, G. Hemingway, D.G. Marsh, R.J. and Sharp, D. (2002 Arachnid survey of Birklands and Bilhaugh candidate Special Area of Conservation (SAC), Sherwood Forest, Nottinghamshire. Report to English Nature from Entotax consultancy 2003). Trevor and Dilys Pendleton (Sherwood Forest Invertebrate Directory 2014).

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Updated January 2021

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