Tibellus oblongus (Walckenaer, 1802)
This is quite a large species, and fairly similar at first glance to Pisaura mirabilis. Tibellus oblongus shares similar grassy and well vegetated habitats, although one did turn up in our Market Warsop garden in April 2010. This spider does not seem common at Sherwood Forest, but it's habits make it difficult to find.
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Tibellus oblongus
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Richard Rogers. Trevor and Dilys Pendleton. Bob Merritt. Netherfield Wildlife Group. Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust. Tim Sexton. Darren Matthews. Sherwood Forest Invertebrate Directory 2014. Stuart Warrington. The National Trust (Clumber Park invertebrate records). NBGRC. Tony Kavanagh. Meg Skinner. David Shaw.

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 January 2024

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