Scotophaeus blackwalli (Thorell, 1871)
A common spider which is most often encountered hunting the internal walls of houses, especially when a light is switched on in the middle of the night. Known as the Mouse Spider, Scotophaeusus blackwalli is quite easily recognised (despite lacking any obvious markings) by it's silvery abdominal hairs, but is a very fast moving species which can inflict a painful bite. Photographed at Market Warsop in early April 2010.
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Scotophaeus blackwalli
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Trevor and Dilys Pendleton. Tim Sexton. Stuart Warrington. The National Trust (Clumber Park invertebrate records). NBGRC.

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Updated January 2021

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