Pholcus phalangioides (Fuesslin, 1775)
One of three structurally similar and distinctive species, Pholcus phalangioides is found in dark places in houses (cupboards, dark corners of rooms, toilets and outhouses etc) where it makes a fairly large tangle web. Certainly common across a large area of the county, we have now recorded this spider from a number of indoor sites and if anything, it seems to be increasing during the past few years.
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Pholcus phalangioides
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Trevor and Dilys Pendleton. Meg Skinner. Wil Heeney. Liam Andrews. NBGRC. Rob Johnson. Meg Skinner. Barry Lygo. Lisa (no surname given). Brian Wetton. 

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Updated January 2024

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