Phrurolithus festivus (C.L. Koch, 1835)
A fairly widespread spider of both damp and dry habitats. Phrurolithus festivus was new to Sherwood Forest in 2009, when it was discovered in the Country Park area (A and A Binding) In April 2010, a second record came from Budby South Forest, when we found the male pictured below, then another at Sherwood Forest CP in May 2010. This is a small and very active species above ground and often found in the company of Ants under stones etc.
Phrurolithus festivus female    
Phrurolithus festivus male    
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Phrurolithus festivus
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Trevor and Dilys Pendleton. Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust. Trevor and Dilys Pendleton (Sherwood Forest Invertebrate Directory 2014).

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Updated January 2024

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