Xysticus erraticus (Blackwall, 1834)
There have been several records of this widespread spider at Sherwood Forest over the years. We found this Xysticus erraticus at the end of May 2013, on a tree stump at Sherwood Forest CP. The the usual habitat for this spider is in the ground layer, amongst grasses or under stones etc. Relatively distinctive to identify, though as with most spiders, identification from photographs alone is often fraught with difficulties.
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Xysticus erraticus
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Trevor and Dilys Pendleton. Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust. Howard Williams. Stuart Warrington. The National Trust (Clumber Park invertebrate records). Trevor and Dilys Pendleton (Sherwood Forest Invertebrate Directory 2014).

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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