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, but R. nitidulus is one of the more uncommon finds generally. There are few recent records from the Sherwood Forest NNR, but records do include these illustrated below, found in February 2009 at the Sherwood Forest CP and from Sherwood Heath SSSI in June 2021.
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 January 2022

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