Rhizophagus perforatus Erichson, 1845
This is another small species with a widespread distribution across much of the UK towards Scotland. In Nottinghamshire, there are few recent records. It was recorded historically from Sherwood Forest in 1889, before being found there again in 2009 (Alexander, K.N.A.). There is a 1986 record from the NWT's reserve at Bunny Old Wood (recorder unknown) and the most recent we know of, was the one recorded and photographed by Tim Sexton below, from at Attenborough NR in February 2018. Our thanks once again, go to Tim for providing us with his photographs to use here.
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Rhizophagus perforatus
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - K N A Alexander (Invertebrate assemblage condition at Birklands and Bilhaugh SSSI and Birklands West and Ollerton Corner SSSI survey reports 2009-10). Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust. Tim Sexton. Trevor and Dilys Pendleton.

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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