Mitopus morio (Fabricius, 1779)
A common Harvestman, usually found in well vegetated sites and woodlands. It is widespread across Nottinghamshire, being especially well recorded from the Sherwood Forest and Clumber Park areas, but there are few records from anywhere along the Trent Valley, or east of there.
Sub-adult Mitopus morio, photographed at Thieves Wood late May 2021
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Mitopus morio
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Trevor and Dilys Pendleton. Netherfield Wildlife Group. Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust. Pauline Bradford. Allan and Annette Binding. Keith and Belinda Lugg. Meg Skinner. Sean Tobin. Sherwood Forest Invertebrate Directory 2014. NBGRC. Peter Kirby (Ploughman Wood Invertebrate survey 1998 on behalf of the Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust). David Shaw.

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Updated January 2021

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