Xysticus cristatus (Clerck, 1757)
A common spider found on low vegetation, but we found several of these actually on the ground at Budby South Forest in late September 2009. There are some variations in the markings of this species. The lower two photographs show an adult male, again found at Budby South Forest in April 2010.
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Xysticus cristatus
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Trevor and Dilys Pendleton. Bob Merritt. Tim Sexton. Howard Williams. Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust. Andy Godfrey (2006 Sherwood Heath SSSI invertebrate survey). Wil Heeney. Pauline Bradford. Sherwood Forest Invertebrate Directory 2014. Stuart Warrington. The National Trust (Clumber Park invertebrate records). Allan and Annette Binding (Clumber Park invertebrate records). Tony Kavanagh. NBGRC. Rob Johnson. Meg Skinner. Barry Lygo.  Peter Kirby (Ploughman Wood Invertebrate survey 1998 on behalf of the Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust). David Shaw. Brian Wetton.

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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