Allochernes wideri, Wider’s Tree-chernes

Allochernes wideri, Wider’s Tree-chernes
The cephalothorax and pedipalps are red-brown and the opisthosoma yellow-brown; length of body: 2.2–2.5 mm.
Distribution
Throughout most of Europe, north to Denmark and S. Sweden. In Britain this species is widely distributed in southern England and records extend as far north as Lincoln. It is associated with dead and over-mature trees where it occurs beneath the bark and in the rotting wood during the early stages of decay (dry and slightly damp, but not over-moist conditions) unlike the very rare Larca lata which is predominantly found in very old trees (Ranier & Wilander 2000). Oaks are favoured, but it can be found in other trees such as beech and elm.

For further information see Mark Harvey, Pseudoscorpions of the World.

Allochernes wideri female ventral view

Allochernes wideri female ventral view

Allochernes wideri

Allochernes wideri

Allochernes wideri by Jon Webb

Allochernes wideri by Jon Webb

Allochernes wideri tarsus of leg IV

Allochernes wideri tarsus of leg IV

Allochernes wideri

Allochernes wideri, from Windsor Great Park

Allochernes wideri female

Allochernes wideri female

Allochernes wideri

Allochernes wideri male ventral view

Allochernes wideri male ventral view

Allochernes wideri male with fungus

UK & Ireland Distribution Map
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