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, including both Clumber Park (Pendleton, T.A.) and Rainworth Heath SSSI (Williams, H.).
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. BAS Survey Team of Richard Gallon, Graeme Lyons and Tylan Berry.

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Updated January 2024

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