Rhizophagus nitidulus (Fabricius, 1798)
Another small species, the one photographed measuring around 4.5mm in length. Rhizophagus nitidulus is one of several species in the UK, belonging to the Monotidae family and are generally found near fungi. During the Winter months, they may be found under bark. The one pictured was found after dark at the end of Febraury 2009 and was the first recorded at Sherwood Forest NNR since 1983.
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Rhizophagus nitidulus
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Trevor and Dilys Pendleton. Stuart Warrington. The National Trust (Clumber Park invertebrate records).

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 February 2017

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