Scytodes thoracica (Latreille, 1802)
Often known as the Spitting Spider, due to its method of catching prey items, Scytodes thoracica is a spider of the southern half of the UK. It is found in heated buildings and houses, in which it wanders during the night. Females mesure 4-6mm in length, with the males slightly smaller. In Nottinghamshire, Scytodes thoracica seems to be rare, or under-recorded and we know of one previous record from the south-west of Nottingham, but have no details or actual site. This one was found in Attenborough, in the home of Tim Sexton, whose son Jake made the find. Our thanks go to Tim for kindly providing us with an excellent series of photographs to use.
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Scytodes thoracica
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Tim Sexton. Darren Matthews.

You can contribute your own records to help us gain an accurate status of this species in Nottinghamshire. Send an Excel spreadsheet of your records via the 'contact us' link at the top of the homepage.

Updated November 2018

copyright Trevor and Dilys Pendleton ( . .
Spider Photo Gallery - Thumbnail version
Spider Photo Gallery - Text version