The False Scorpions of Nottinghamshire
     
Pseudoscorpions (commonly known as False Scorpions) represent one of the most under-recorded and infrequently studied of all our invertebrates. Many naturalists have never seen one, despite several species being classed as common and we have failed to find them for ourselves on many occasions.

It seems that the best way of finding Pseudoscorpions, is by making specifically targeted searches in the correct habitat. But finding good, reliable information about them on the internet, is still disappointingly difficult.

Pseudoscorpions inhabit a variety of habitats, from coastal strandlines to leaf litter on forest floors and from old bird nests to houses.

They are extremely difficult to identify, which may obviously put many people off recording them. The UK has 27 known species of Pseudoscorpions, of which 13 are currently known from Nottinghamshire (VC56).

Below is the Pseudoscorpion Chernes cimicoides and its habitat at Sherwood Forest Country Park. Pseudoscorpions can be found in a wide variety of habitats, including gardens. In the 1980's, we used to regularly find an unknown species in old, rotting leaf mould at the Arboretum Park in the centre of Nottingham.

 
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  Nottinghamshire Pseudoscorpion records

The purpose of this page is to provide a general introduction, create awareness of and to summarise Nottinghamshire's known Pseudoscorpion records from the past 50 or so years to a wider readership. We have avoided the use of common names, as to be honest, they are as difficult to remember as the scientific names.

Trying to research the status of Pseudoscorpions in Nottinghamshire, once again relied upon the work of J.W. Carr's book "The Invertebrate Fauna of Nottinghamshire" published a century ago, with more up to date information coming via the National Pseudoscorpion Recording Scheme of the UK and the NBN Atlas.

In September 2015, additional information regarding Nottinghamshire records of Lamprochernes chyzeri, Pselaphochernes dubius and Roncus lubricus were provided by Liam Andrews, bringing the Nottinghamshire list to 13 species, although we believe that one may be suspect. This still means that there is considerable opportunity for new county records to be discovered, or even a species completely new to the UK is not totally out of the question.

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Pseudoscorpion nomenclature is as currently given on the NBN Atlas
 
Arachnida - Pseudoscorpiones - Cheiridiidae - Cheiridium
Cheiridium museorum (Leach, 1817)
There are no historical records, the first Nottinghamshire record being from The Ropewalk in Southwell in 1962, where it was also recorded the following year. There were no further records until it was recorded from Newark in 1977, followed quickly by two Sherwood Forest records in 1978. Nottinghamshire's most recent records are from Attenborough (Sexton, T.) in 2015, Lambley (Pendleton, T.A. and Pendleton, D.T.) in early 2016 and from Nottingham Trent University's Brackenhurst Campus and a further site in nearby Southwell (Andrews, L.) in 2016.
 
Arachnida - Pseudoscorpiones - Chernetidae - Allochernes
Allochernes wideri (C.L. Koch, 1843)
Historically only one record from 1906. In Nottinghamshire, this Pseudoscorpion is known only from Sherwood Forest, where it was first recorded in 1978 (on four dates) then a record rather vaguely dated as before 2002. The most recent records came in 2016 (Pendleton, T.A. and Pendleton, D.T.), when it was recorded on three dates in May.
 
Arachnida - Pseudoscorpiones - Chernetidae - Chernes
Chernes cimicoides (Fabricius, 1793)
Chernes cimicoides is the most regularly recorded species, with well over 30 records found. Most refer to the Sherwood Forest area. Historical records come from Colwick Woods and Sherwood Forest dating to 1906. During the 1960's, it was frequently recorded from Sherwood Forest in 1963, 1965 and 1969. It appears to have been just as well recorded in the 1970's, with a Sherwood Forest record dated as 1973 (two records) and another in 1977.

Surveys of the Sherwood Forest area conducted by a British Arachnological Survey team, recorded C. cimicoides nine times during 1978, then a further four times in 1979 and there is a record from Mansfield in 1985. In 2002, another Sherwood Forest survey produced three more records and it was recorded there several times in 2016. Apart from Sherwood Forest, there have been recent records from Nottingham Trent University's Brackenhurst Campus (Andrews, L.) in both 2015 and 2016 and from Attenborough NR (Sexton, T.) in 2016.

 
Arachnida - Pseudoscorpiones - Chernetidae - Dendrochernes
Dendrochernes cyrneus (L. Koch, 1873)
Known only from the Sherwood Forest area. There are historical records dating from 1905, 1906 and 1912, but no further records until recorded in 1976 and eight times in 1978, during surveys of the Sherwood Forest area conducted by a British Arachnological Survey team. The most recent records were again from Sherwood Forest Country Park in 1985 and the Buck Gates area in 2009 (Alexander, K.N.A. 2009).
 
Arachnida - Pseudoscorpiones - Chernetidae - Lamprochernes
Lamprochernes chyzeri (Tömövary, 1882)
There are still relatively few records of Lamprochernes chyzeri from Nottinghamshire. It was first recorded from a house at Nuthall in 1977, followed several years later by two Clumber Park records - from Thorney Hill in 1984 and Paddock Wood in 2004. In 2013, a Pseudoscorpion we had taken from under Oak bark at Sherwood Forest CP, was re-identified as being L. chyzeri when examined again in 2015 and from NTU's Brackenhurst Campus in 2015 (Andrews, L.). This species has snce been recorded from an old manure heap at Church Warsop on a number of occasions in 2020.
 
Arachnida - Pseudoscorpiones - Chernetidae - Lamprochernes
Lamprochernes nodosus (Schrank, 1803)
There are just six Nottinghamshire records, including one which is historical. These are from Worksop in 1903, Clumber Park in 1955, Sherwood Forest in 1969, Scrooby in 1973, Clayworth in 1975, from a manure heap at Tug Bridge Farm near Eakring (Pendleton, T.A. and Pendleton, D.T.) in 2015 and from old straw bales at Sherwood Forest CP in March 2020 (Pendleton, T.A.).
 
Arachnida - Pseudoscorpiones - Chernetidae - Lamprochernes
Lamprochernes savignyi (Simon, 1879)
There are currently just a handful of county records, including Owday Pond near Worksop in 1998 and again 2002, and Sherwood Forest on two occasions in 2002.
 
Arachnida - Pseudoscorpiones - Chernetidae - Pselaphochernes
Pselaphochernes dubius (O.P.-Cambridge, 1892)
There are three records of Pselaphochernes dubius held by the UK Pseudoscorpion Recording Scheme, but the status of this Pseudoscorpion as to ever having occurred in Nottinghamshire at all is unclear. We have provided a distribution map in our recent Pseudoscorpion atlas (see link at the bottom of this page), based on two records which probably refer to the same record, dated Sherwood Forest on 19/09/1978 and listed on the NBN Gateway, and a 1978-1979 Sherwood Forest record at SK620683, listed in the 2005 Invertebrate Site Register by Natural England East Midlands.

But after having had first hand access to copies of the 1978-1979 British Arachnological Society's Sherwood Forest Country Park Arachnid survey report and the later 2002 Arachnid survey by Denton, Green, Legg, Hemingway, Marsh and Sharp, we felt it strange that no mention of the record was made. Neither report mentions any record of Pselaphochernes dubius and the 2002 report even provided some summarisation of all the known Sherwood Forest Pseudoscorpion records.

The NBN Gateway also lists a 1906 record for Sherwood Forest, yet the given grid reference of SK600600 puts the record directly on the site of the former Rufford Colliery at Rainworth, although the Colliery was not sunk until 1911. To add to the confusion, Carr does not list any record of Pselaphochernes dubius in his book, or in the later published supplement to his original volume.

 
Arachnida - Pseudoscorpiones - Chernetidae - Pselaphochernes
Pselaphochernes scorpioides (Hermann, 1804)
The only Nottinghamshire records have come from a pile of old bark mulch at Stoke Bardolph Wood, where Adrian Dutton recorded it on 02/05/20 (two) and again on 08/05/20. I visited the site on July 3rd 2020 and took a small carrier bag of the bark mulch home and found a total of eight P. scorpioides, including two immatures in the sample.
 
Arachnida - Pseudoscorpiones - Chthoniidae - Chthonius
Chthonius (Chthonius) ischnocheles (Hermann, 1804)
There appeared to be no post-2000 Nottinghamshire records until Chthonius ischnocheles was recorded at Attenborough NR in 2015. Historically, it has occurred at Rampton, Mansfield Woodhouse, Mansfield, Pleasley Vale, Creswell Crags Quarry, near Bulwell Wood Hall and at Mapperley Nottingham, Sherwood Forest and Colwick Woods between 1903 and 1906. Other previous records include Crew Lane at Southwell in 1963, several records from Sherwood Forest in 1969 and Sherwood Forest again in 1979.

In the 1990's, it was found at several sites near Worksop, but Nottinghamshire's most recent records have come from Nottingham Trent University's Brackenhurst Campus at Southwell, Attenborough NR and Carlton Wood near Worksop.

 
Arachnida - Pseudoscorpiones - Chthoniidae - Chthonius
Chthonius (Ephippiochthonius) kewi (Gabbutt, 1966)
Considered by some to be a form of Chthonius tetrachelatus, there is a single 1971 record from the Idle Valley (Howes, C.A. per Andrews, L.) found in pond weed dredged out of a dyke and which had been left to rot.
 
Arachnida - Pseudoscorpiones - Chthoniidae - Chthonius
Chthonius (Ephippiochthonius) tetrachelatus (Preyssler, 1790)
As far as we are aware, Chthonius tetrachelatus had only been recorded once in the county since historical records from Bulwell Hall Wood, Grives Wood near Kirkby-in-Asfield and Mansfield Woodhouse in 1903, when was recorded on 17/04/03 from Walkeringham NR in north Nottinghamshire (Williams, H.). But there have been two more recent occurrences, when four (including three adults) were recorded in leaf litter sample taken from a disused railway line at Market Warsop on 20/04/20 (Pendleton, T.A.), quickly followed by another in a woodchip/leaf litter sample from Cuckney on 27/04/20 (Pendleton, T.A.).
 
Arachnida - Pseudoscorpiones - Neobisiidae - Neobisium
Neobisium (Neobisium) carcinoides (Herman, 1804)
Three historical records from Sherwood Forest in 1912 (twice) and another from Bramcote in 1916. The most recent (accurate) records seem to be from Clumber Park in 1964, Birklands (Sherwood Forest) in 1979, Owday Pond near Worksop in 1998 and again in 2002, Carlton Wood from 1999 to 2001, then Ash Tree Hill Wood in Clumber Park in 2004 and Oblong Clump in Clumber Park (Binding, A.) in 2005. The county's most recent records are from Attenborough NR, Netherfield Lagoons and Nottingham Trent University's Brackenhurst Campus at Southwell.
 
Arachnida - Pseudoscorpiones - Neobisiidae - Roncus
Roncus (Roncus) lubricus (L. Koch, 1873)
An elusive species, usually found in leaf litter and moss. There are currently only three county records. These are from Nottingham Trent University's Brackenhurst Campus at Southwell on 04/10/15 (Andrews, L.),one at Coppice Park in Nottingham on 28/12/15 (Skinner, M. and Heeney, W.) and from Stoke Bardolph Wood on 02/05/20 (Dutton, A.) on 02/05/20.
 
           
All traceable Pseudoscorpion records for Nottinghamshire

The following list of records, does not include any historical records given by Carr’s original book published in 1916, or the later supplement he produced in 1935. Post-1950 records have been sourced direct from individuals, or the original survey reports produced by the British Arachnological Society, Entotax consultancy (on behalf of English Nature) and Keith Alexander (on behalf of Natural England) and the NBN Gateway. Rejected records are highlighted in yellow. The list includes all records we received for 2016 and our own 2017 records.

 
Species Site Grid ref Date Record source Notes
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Allochernes wideri Sherwood Forest SK640693 12/06/1978 BAS Survey Team ....
Allochernes wideri Sherwood Forest SK607684 17/09/1978 BAS Survey Team ....
Allochernes wideri Sherwood Forest SK625678 19/09/1978 BAS Survey Team ....
Allochernes wideri Proteus Square SK640693 21/09/1978 BAS Survey Team ....
Allochernes wideri Sherwood Forest SK620683 1978 Natural England Duplicate from BAS survey in 1978
Allochernes wideri Edwinstowe SK620660 2002 NBN Gateway ....
Allochernes wideri Sherwood Forest CP (C3) SK607678 24/03/2010 Trevor and Dilys Pendleton ....
Allochernes wideri Sherwood Forest (C7/8) SK617682 05/05/2016 Trevor and Dilys Pendleton ....
Allochernes wideri Sherwood Forest (C7/8) SK617682 15/05/2016 Trevor and Dilys Pendleton ....
Allochernes wideri Clipstone Old Quarter SK601666 29/05/2016 Trevor and Dilys Pendleton ....
Allochernes wideri Sherwood Forest (C6) SK611679 13/04/2020 Trevor Pendleton ....
Allochernes wideri Clipstone Old Quarter SK612674 17/03/2021 Trevor Pendleton ....
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Cheiridium museorum Newark SK790530 10/05/1977 UK Pseudoscorpion Scheme ....
Cheiridium museorum Southwell (Ropewalk) SK701543 09/04/1963 UK Pseudoscorpion Scheme ....
Cheiridium museorum Southwell (Ropewalk) SK701543 31/08/1962 UK Pseudoscorpion Scheme ....
Cheiridium museorum Proteus Square SK640693 1978 BAS Survey Team Duplicate from BAS survey in 1978
Cheiridium museorum Proteus Square SK640693 21/09/1978 BAS Survey Team ....
Cheiridium museorum Attenborough (Trent Crescent) SK524353 19/12/2015 Tim Sexton ....
Cheiridium museorum Lambley (Sunrise Farm) SK625445 09/01/2016 Trevor and Dilys Pendleton ....
Cheiridium museorum Southwell (Brackenhurst) SK699526 29/04/2016 Liam Andrews ....
Cheiridium museorum Southwell (Potwell Dyke) SK692534 15/06/2016 Liam Andrews ....
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Chernes cimicoides Sherwood Forest SK626676 30/08/1963 UK Pseudoscorpion Scheme ....
Chernes cimicoides Sherwood Forest SK626676 01/07/1965 UK Pseudoscorpion Scheme ....
Chernes cimicoides Edwinstowe SK620660 01/01/1969 UK Pseudoscorpion Scheme ....
Chernes cimicoides Edwinstowe SK620660 01/09/1969 UK Pseudoscorpion Scheme ....
Chernes cimicoides Rainworth SK600600 01/04/1973 UK Pseudoscorpion Scheme Grid ref is near Rainworth. Reject record.
Chernes cimicoides Rainworth SK66 04/10/1973 UK Pseudoscorpion Scheme On NBN as Edwinstowe, grid ref is near Rainworth
Chernes cimicoides Rainworth SK600600 04/10/1973 UK Pseudoscorpion Scheme On NBN as Edwinstowe, grid ref is near Rainworth
Chernes cimicoides Sherwood Forest SK620683 1978 Natural England Duplicate from BAS survey in 1978
Chernes cimicoides Sherwood Forest SK627677 04/07/1978 UK Pseudoscorpion Scheme ....
Chernes cimicoides Proteus Square SK640694 06/07/1978 UK Pseudoscorpion Scheme ....
Chernes cimicoides Sherwood Forest SK626676 14/07/1978 UK Pseudoscorpion Scheme ....
Chernes cimicoides Sherwood Forest SK614681 01/09/1978 UK Pseudoscorpion Scheme ....
Chernes cimicoides Sherwood Forest SK616682 01/09/1978 UK Pseudoscorpion Scheme Duplicate from BAS survey in 1978
Chernes cimicoides Sherwood Forest SK620670 19/09/1978 UK Pseudoscorpion Scheme ....
Chernes cimicoides Sherwood Forest SK6267 19/09/1978 UK Pseudoscorpion Scheme Duplicate from BAS survey in 1978
Chernes cimicoides Sherwood Forest SK614681 22/09/1978 UK Pseudoscorpion Scheme ....
Chernes cimicoides Sherwood Forest SK616682 22/09/1978 UK Pseudoscorpion Scheme Duplicate from BAS survey in 1978
Chernes cimicoides Sherwood Forest SK621681 11/06/1979 UK Pseudoscorpion Scheme ....
Chernes cimicoides Sherwood Forest SK612681 12/06/1979 UK Pseudoscorpion Scheme ....
Chernes cimicoides Sherwood Forest SK612681 06/11/1979 UK Pseudoscorpion Scheme ....
Chernes cimicoides Sherwood Forest SK612681 06/12/1979 UK Pseudoscorpion Scheme ....
Chernes cimicoides Sherwood Forest SK626675 19/08/1985 UK Pseudoscorpion Scheme ....
Chernes cimicoides Proteus Square SK639693 01/01/2002 Natural England Duplicate from 2002 Entotax survey.
Chernes cimicoides Sherwood Forest SK620683 01/01/2002 Natural England Duplicate from 2002 Entotax survey.
Chernes cimicoides Sherwood Forest SK625682 01/01/2002 UK Pseudoscorpion Scheme ....
Chernes cimicoides Sherwood Forest CP (C7/8) SK617682 1978 BAS Survey Team ....
Chernes cimicoides Sherwood Forest (Buck Gates) SK643694 2002 Denton, M.L. ....
Chernes cimicoides Clipstone Old Quarter SK606674 2002 Denton, M.L. ....
Chernes cimicoides Sherwood Forest CP (C1) SK607685 2002 Denton, M.L.Denton, M.L. ....
Chernes cimicoides Sherwood Forest CP (C13) SK623683 21/02/2013 Trevor and Dilys Pendleton ....
Chernes cimicoides Sherwood Forest CP (C7/8) SK617682 23/03/2014 Trevor and Dilys Pendleton ....
Chernes cimicoides Southwell (Brackenhurst) SK705515 08/06/2015 Liam Andrews ....
Chernes cimicoides Southwell (Brackenhurst) SK695530 09/10/2015 Liam Andrews ....
Chernes cimicoides Clipstone Old Quarter SK603668 03/01/2016 Trevor and Dilys Pendleton ....
Chernes cimicoides Sherwood Forest CP (C1) SK607685 15/05/2016 Trevor and Dilys Pendleton ....
Chernes cimicoides Attenborough NR SK522341 20/05/2016 Tim Sexton ....
Chernes cimicoides Southwell (Brackenhurst) SK705515 09/11/2016 Liam Andrews ....
Chernes cimicoides Clipstone Old Quarter SK603667 22/04/2017 Trevor and Dilys Pendleton ....
Chernes cimicoides Sherwood Forest CP (C7/8) SK616681 02/02/2018 Trevor and Dilys Pendleton ....
Chernes cimicoides Sherwood Forest CP SK622680 22/05/2018 Paul and Helen Brock ....
Chernes cimicoides Clumber Park SK619749 16/08/2019 Adrian Dutton and William Sheppard ....
Chernes cimicoides Clipstone Old Quarter SK601665 17/03/2020 Trevor Pendleton ....
Chernes cimicoides Sherwood Forest CP (C6) SK611679 19/03/2020 Trevor Pendleton ....
Chernes cimicoides Sherwood Forest CP (C1) SK607685 25/03/2020 Trevor Pendleton ....
Chernes cimicoides Sherwood Forest CP (C6) SK611679 13/04/2020 Trevor Pendleton ....
Chernes cimicoides Clipstone Old Quarter SK606663 13/04/2020 Trevor Pendleton ....
Chernes cimicoides Clipstone Old Quarter SK609672 13/04/2020 Trevor Pendleton ....
Chernes cimicoides Clipstone Old Quarter SK609672 14/04/2020 Trevor Pendleton ....
Chernes cimicoides Sherwood Forest CP (C21) SK626677 16/04/2020 Trevor Pendleton ....
Chernes cimicoides Sherwood Forest CP (C17) SK627678 02/09/2020 Trevor Pendleton ....
Chernes cimicoides Stoke Bardolph Wood SK649407 24/02/2021 Adrian Dutton ....
Chernes cimicoides Holborn Hill Plantation SK597698 21/03/2021 Trevor Pendleton ....
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Chthonius (Chthonius) ischnocheles Southwell (Crew Lane) SK718526 01/09/1963 UK Pseudoscorpion Scheme ....
Chthonius (Chthonius) ischnocheles Sherwood Forest SK633675 01/01/1969 UK Pseudoscorpion Scheme ....
Chthonius (Chthonius) ischnocheles Sherwood Forest SK626675 01/07/1969 UK Pseudoscorpion Scheme ....
Chthonius (Chthonius) ischnocheles Sherwood Forest SK633675 01/08/1969 UK Pseudoscorpion Scheme ....
Chthonius (Chthonius) ischnocheles Sherwood Forest CP (C7/8) SK617682 1978 BAS Survey Team ....
Chthonius (Chthonius) ischnocheles Sherwood Forest SK612681 12/06/1979 UK Pseudoscorpion Scheme ....
Chthonius (Chthonius) ischnocheles Wallingwells Wood SK580840 06/05/1991 UK Pseudoscorpion Scheme ....
Chthonius (Chthonius) ischnocheles Worksop ( Rhodesia Flash) SK565779 06/08/1997 UK Pseudoscorpion Scheme ....
Chthonius (Chthonius) ischnocheles Worksop (Steeley Quarry) SK544786 14/08/1997 UK Pseudoscorpion Scheme ....
Chthonius (Chthonius) ischnocheles Worksop (Steeley Quarry) SK544785 20/08/1997 UK Pseudoscorpion Scheme ....
Chthonius (Chthonius) ischnocheles Lady Lee Quarry SK564796 08/04/1999 UK Pseudoscorpion Scheme ....
Chthonius (Chthonius) ischnocheles Attenborough NR SK522341 29/09/2015 Tim Sexton ....
Chthonius (Chthonius) ischnocheles Southwell (Brackenhurst) SK696522 16/10/2015 Liam Andrews ....
Chthonius (Chthonius) ischnocheles Southwell (Brackenhurst) SK698520 25/10/2015 Liam Andrews ....
Chthonius (Chthonius) ischnocheles Southwell (Brackenhurst) SK698520 25/10/2015 Liam Andrews ....
Chthonius (Chthonius) ischnocheles Southwell (Brackenhurst) SK698520 11/04/2016 Liam Andrews ....
Chthonius (Chthonius) ischnocheles Southwell (Brackenhurst) SK698522 13/04/2016 Liam Andrews ....
Chthonius (Chthonius) ischnocheles Attenborough NR SK522341 20/05/2016 Tim Sexton ....
Chthonius (Chthonius) ischnocheles Southwell (Brackenhurst) SK699513 11/07/2016 Wil Heeney ....
Chthonius (Chthonius) ischnocheles Attenborough NR SK513339 16/09/2016 Liam Andrews ....
Chthonius (Chthonius) ischnocheles Worksop (Carlton Wood) SK581843 13/09/2016 Liam Andrews ....
Chthonius (Chthonius) ischnocheles Worksop (Carlton Wood) SK581843 16/09/2016 Liam Andrews ....
Chthonius (Chthonius) ischnocheles Southwell (Brackenhurst) SK698522 07/10/2016 Liam Andrews ....
Chthonius (Chthonius) ischnocheles Cuckney SK566699 01/04/2017 Trevor and Dilys Pendleton ....
Chthonius (Chthonius) ischnocheles Cuckney SK649407 20/06/2020 Adrian Dutton ....
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Chthonius (Ephippiochthonius) kewi Idle Valley SK7196 24/06/1971 Howes, C.A. ....
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Chthonius (Ephippiochthonius) tetrachelatus Walkeringham NR SK755926 17/04/2003 Howard Williams ....
Chthonius (Ephippiochthonius) tetrachelatus Market Warsop SK755926 20/04/2020 Trevor Pendleton ....
Chthonius (Ephippiochthonius) tetrachelatus Cuckney SK566699 27/04/2020 Trevor Pendleton ....
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Dendrochernes cyrneus Sherwood Forest CP (C1) SK607685 1976 Bee, L. ....
Dendrochernes cyrneus Sherwood Forest CP (C7/8) SK617682 1978 BAS Survey Team ....
Dendrochernes cyrneus Sherwood Forest CP (C3) SK607678 1978 Jones, P.E. ....
Dendrochernes cyrneus Sherwood Forest CP (C1) SK607685 1979 Jones, P.E. ....
Dendrochernes cyrneus Sherwood Forest CP (C13) SK623683 1987 Foster, A.P. ....
Dendrochernes cyrneus Buck Gates (West) SK637695 12/08/2009 Keith Alexander ....
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Lamprochernes chyzeri Nuthall SK512444 1977 NBN Gateway ....
Lamprochernes chyzeri Clumber Park (Thorney Hill) SK626737 1984 NBN Gateway ....
Lamprochernes chyzeri Clumber Park (Paddock Wood) SK637747 2004 NBN Gateway ....
Lamprochernes chyzeri Sherwood Forest CP (C7/8) SK617682 23/02/2013 Trevor and Dilys Pendleton ....
Lamprochernes chyzeri Southwell (Brackenhurst) SK698520 19/06/2015 Liam Andrews ....
Lamprochernes chyzeri Sherwood Forest CP SK607685 25/03/2020 Trevor Pendleton ....
Lamprochernes chyzeri Church Warsop SK558687 06/04/2020 Trevor Pendleton ....
Lamprochernes chyzeri Church Warsop SK558687 10/04/2020 Trevor Pendleton ....
Lamprochernes chyzeri Church Warsop SK558687 04/10/2020 Trevor Pendleton ....
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Lamprochernes nodosus Clumber Park SK618718 1955 NBN Gateway ....
Lamprochernes nodosus Sherwood Forest CP (C7/8) SK617682 1969 NBN Gateway ....
Lamprochernes nodosus Scrooby SK6690 01/02/1973 UK Pseudoscorpion Scheme ....
Lamprochernes nodosus Clayworth SK7285 16/10/1975 UK Pseudoscorpion Scheme ....
Lamprochernes nodosus Tug Bridge Farm SK689622 26/12/2015 Trevor and Dilys Pendleton ....
Lamprochernes nodosus Market Warsop SK563684 23/04/2016 Trevor and Dilys Pendleton ....
Lamprochernes nodosus Sherwood Forest CP SK624681 28/03/2020 Trevor Pendleton ....
Lamprochernes nodosus Ollerton Station Farm SK648667 11/03/2021 Trevor Pendleton ....
Lamprochernes nodosus Hoveringham SK697458 27/03/2021 Trevor Pendleton ....
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Lamprochernes savignyi Worksop (Owday Pond) SK563824 13/06/1998 UK Pseudoscorpion Scheme ....
Lamprochernes savignyi Sherwood Forest SK624676 2002 UK Pseudoscorpion Scheme Duplicate from 2002 Entotax survey.
Lamprochernes savignyi Worksop (Owday Pond) SK574820 31/12/2002 UK Pseudoscorpion Scheme ....
Lamprochernes savignyi Sherwood Forest CP (C1) SK607685 2002 Denton, M.L. ....
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Neobisium (Neobisium) carcinoides Clumber Park SK6275 16/03/1964 UK Pseudoscorpion Scheme ....
Neobisium (Neobisium) carcinoides Sherwood Forest SK612681 1979 BAS Survey Team ....
Neobisium (Neobisium) carcinoides Worksop (Owday Pond) SK563824 13/06/1998 UK Pseudoscorpion Scheme ....
Neobisium (Neobisium) carcinoides Carlton Wood SK582844 23/03/1999 UK Pseudoscorpion Scheme ....
Neobisium (Neobisium) carcinoides Carlton Wood SK582844 14/07/1999 UK Pseudoscorpion Scheme ....
Neobisium (Neobisium) carcinoides Carlton Wood SK582844 02/02/2001 UK Pseudoscorpion Scheme ....
Neobisium (Neobisium) carcinoides Worksop (Owday Pond) SK574820 2002 UK Pseudoscorpion Scheme ....
Neobisium (Neobisium) carcinoides Sherwood Forest SK612681 2002 UK Pseudoscorpion Scheme ....
Neobisium (Neobisium) carcinoides Bramcote SK5037 2002 BAS Survey Team ....
Neobisium (Neobisium) carcinoides Clumber Park (Ash Tree Hill) SK632753 2004 Allan Binding ....
Neobisium (Neobisium) carcinoides Clumber Park (Oblong Clump) SK622733 2005 Allan Binding ....
Neobisium (Neobisium) carcinoides NTU (Clifton Campus) SK545351 2008 Liam Andrews ....
Neobisium (Neobisium) carcinoides Attenborough NR SK522341 12/03/2015 Tim Sexton ....
Neobisium (Neobisium) carcinoides Kelham Country Park SK774552 23/11/2015 Wil Heeney ....
Neobisium (Neobisium) carcinoides Attenborough NR SK522341 05/01/2016 Tim Sexton ....
Neobisium (Neobisium) carcinoides Southwell (Brackenhurst) SK698522 15/01/2016 Scott Donauer ....
Neobisium (Neobisium) carcinoides Attenborough NR SK522341 27/01/2016 Tim Sexton ....
Neobisium (Neobisium) carcinoides Attenborough NR SK522341 14/03/2016 Tim Sexton ....
Neobisium (Neobisium) carcinoides Attenborough NR SK513339 23/03/2016 Liam Andrews ....
Neobisium (Neobisium) carcinoides Southwell (Brackenhurst) SK698522 23/11/2016 Liam Andrews ....
Neobisium (Neobisium) carcinoides Netherfield Lagoons SK635399 2017 Tony Kavanagh ....
Neobisium (Neobisium) carcinoides Southwell (Brackenhurst) SK697513 06/03/2018 Meg Skinner ....
Neobisium (Neobisium) carcinoides Netherfield Lagoons SK635399 11/09/2018 Tony Kavanagh ....
Neobisium (Neobisium) carcinoides Netherfield Lagoons SK635399 27/12/2018 Tony Kavanagh ....
Neobisium (Neobisium) carcinoides Netherfield Lagoons SK635399 16/09/2019 Tony Kavanagh ....
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Pselaphochernes dubius Sherwood Forest SK627680 1978 BAS Survey Team ....
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Pselaphochernes scorpioides Stoke Bardolph Wood SK649408 02/05/2020 Adrian Dutton ....
Pselaphochernes scorpioides Stoke Bardolph Wood SK649407 08/05/2020 Adrian Dutton ....
Pselaphochernes scorpioides Stoke Bardolph Wood SK649407 03/07/2020 Trevor Pendleton ....
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Roncus (Roncus) lubricus Southwell (Brackenhurst) SK696522 04/10/2015 Liam Andrews ....
Roncus (Roncus) lubricus Nottingham (Coppice Park) SK583420 28/12/2015 Meg Skinner & Wil Heeney ....
Roncus (Roncus) lubricus Stoke Bardolph Wood SK649408 02/05/2020 Adrian Dutton  
           
 
A checklist of Nottinghamshire Pseudoscorpions
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Class: Arachnida
Order: Pseudoscorpiones
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Family   Genus   Species
Cheiridiidae   Cheiridium   Cheiridium museorum (Leach, 1817)
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Chernetidae   Allochernes   Allochernes wideri (C.L. Koch, 1843)
    Chernes   Chernes cimicoides (Fabricius, 1793)
    Dendrochernes   Dendrochernes cyrneus (L. Koch, 1873)
    Lamprochernes   Lamprochernes chyzeri (Tömövary, 1882)
        Lamprochernes nodosus (Schrank, 1803)
        Lamprochernes savignyi (Simon, 1879)
    Pselaphochernes   Pselaphochernes dubius (O.P.-Cambridge, 1892)
        Pselaphochernes scorpioides (Hermann, 1804)
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Chthoniidae   Chthonius   Chthonius (Chthonius) ischnocheles (Hermann, 1804)
        Chthonius (Ephippiochthonius) kewi (Gabbutt, 1966)
        Chthonius (Ephippiochthonius) tetrachelatus (Preyssler, 1790)
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Neobisiidae   Neobisium   Neobisium (Neobisium) carcinoides (Herman, 1804)
    Roncus   Roncus (Roncus) lubricus (L. Koch, 1873)
         
         
A history and modern Atlas of Pseudoscorpions in Nottinghamshire (VC56)
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      Pseudoscorpions (more commonly known as False Scorpions) represent one of the most under-recorded and infrequently studied of all our invertebrates. Many naturalists have never seen one, despite the fact that several species are described as being common and finding good, reliable information about the UK's 27 known species on the internet, is still disappointingly difficult.

This publication, brings all Nottinghamshire's post-1950 Pseudoscorpion records together into a single document (but does not include the 1971 record of C. kewi) and aims to produce an accurate picture of their current distribution in VC56, including species distribution maps and a 'clean up' of all records listed on the NBN Gateway.

Published January 2016

         
     
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