Thanatus striatus (C.L. Koch, 1845) 
Most common on dry heathlands and grassy sites across southern and south-eastern counties of England, becoming considerably less common further north. Nottinghamshire and north Lincolnshire more or less mark the most northerly limit of its UK range, with all Nottinghamshire records we know of, coming from heathland sites within the Sherwood Forest area and including Rainworth Heath SSSI (Williams, H.). The immature specimen showed here, was found underneath heather at Clumber Park, while hand searching for the much rarer Thanatus formicinus in October 2019.
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Thanatus striatus 
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - British Arachnological Survey (Sherwood Forest Country Park Arachnid Survey 1978-1979 Report). Trevor and Dilys Pendleton. Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust. Howard Williams. Sherwood Forest Invertebrate Directory 2014.

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Updated November 2019

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