Hypositticus pubescens (Fabricius, 1775)
Found on Budby South Forest in mid-September 2009, this Hypositticus pubescens (formerly Sitticus pubescens) turned out to be the first Sherwood NNR record since the Reserve's only other record in 1912. This surprised us, as this species is considered to be common around houses and roofs etc. Away from an urban habitat, H. pubescens prefers fence posts, exactly the site where this one was discovered.
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Hypositticus pubescens
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Trevor and Dilys Pendleton. NBGRC. Meg Skinner. Sandra Parkin.

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 March 2023

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