Zora silvestris (Kulczynski, 1897)
This is a rare spider (RDB2) which has been recorded from only a few sites in the south and south-east of the UK. Sherwood Forest CP and Budby South Forest are presently the only known sites it is known to still occur. We have found it to be quite common on fence posts in an open area of grassy heathland and also in loose leaf litter on small areas of bare soil. This is a fast moving species when warmed up and difficult to catch. Photographed in April 2010, May 2011, May 2012 and June 2012.
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Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Zora silvestris
 
 
 
 
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. Howard Williams. Sherwood Forest Invertebrate Directory 2014. BAS Survey Team of Richard Gallon, Graeme Lyons and Tylan Berry.

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 November 2022

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Zora silvestris at Sherwood Forest NNR
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