Walckenaeria acuminata Blackwall, 1833
Another small spider which has been regularly recorded during arachnological surveys conducted within the Sherwood Forest area. Like many others of this family (Linyphiidae) Walckenaeria acuminata is most often found among the ground layer in a range of habitats including grassland and heathland. This female was recorded after seiving a sample of moss and leaf litter from Budby South Forest in February 2018.
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Walckenaeria acuminata
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). Bob Merritt. Stuart Warrington. The National Trust (Clumber Park invertebrate records). Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust. Howard Williams. Trevor and Dilys Pendleton. Peter Kirby (Ploughman Wood Invertebrate survey 1998 on behalf of the Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust). Denton, M.L. Green, E.J. Legg, G. Hemingway, D.G. Marsh, R.J. and Sharp, D. (2002 Arachnid survey of Birklands and Bilhaugh candidate Special Area of Conservation (SAC), Sherwood Forest, Nottinghamshire. Report to English Nature from Entotax consultancy 2003). Tony Kavanagh. BAS Survey Team of Richard Gallon, Graeme Lyons and Tylan Berry.

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Updated November 2022

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