Rhizophagus dispar (Paykull, 1800)
This is an extremely small species, the one photographed measuring just 2.75mm in length. Two were found at Sherwood Forest in late October 2008, both hidden under bark. One of several species in the UK, they belong to the Monotidae family and are found near fungi. Rhizophagus dispar is a very common species.
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Rhizophagus dispar
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Trevor and Dilys Pendleton. M L Denton (2002 Sherwood Forest Coleoptera survey). Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust. Wil Heeney. K N A Alexander (Invertebrate assemblage condition at Birklands and Bilhaugh SSSI and Birklands West and Ollerton Corner SSSI survey reports 2009-10). Natural England - Invertebrate Site Register 2006. Wil Heeney. NBGRC.

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Updated December 2018

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