Platybunus pinetorum (C.L.Koch, 1839)  
Unknown in the UK until first recorded from a Sheffield garden in 2010. It has since been found at Glasgow and Aberdeen in Scotland, Northern Ireland and in the UK at Yorkshire, Northampton and a number of other towns, with an increase in records shown over the past few years and which is probably due to an increased interest in Harvestmen. Found for the first time in Nottinghamshire at Gleadthorpe near Meden Vale in May 2020, with fieldwork conducted over the course of Spring 2021, showing it to have a much wider range in the area local to the intitial record than first thought and most easily found by searching the smooth trunks of Beech and Sycamore.
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Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Platybunus pinetorum 
 
Platybunus pinetorum habitat at Clumber Park alongside the A614. This is typical habitat, with lightly shaded (largely) Beech woodland, with little understorey vegetation.
 
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Trevor and Dilys Pendleton.

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Updated May 2020

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