Summary for Clubiona comta (Araneae)
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About this speciesRecorded altitude range
0m to 700m
The species is widespread in much of England, but more scattered and patchy in the west and north, Wales and Scotland. It is widespread in western and central Europe.
Habitat and ecology
Often occurring at low densities, this spider is associated with bushes and trees where it lives under bark and within the canopy. Immatures have been found in the field layer in autumn and winter which suggests migration to the canopy during later instars and a biennial life cycle (Toft 1978; Crocker & Daws 1996). Females attach their white egg-sacs to leaves and bark which are normally guarded. Adults of both sexes are found mainly in late spring and early summer, females occasionally throughout the year.
Original author of profile: J.R. Bell
Text based on Harvey, P.R., Nellist, D.R. & Telfer, M.G. (eds) 2002. Provisional atlas of British spiders (Arachnida, Araneae), Volumes 1 & 2. Huntingdon: Biological Records Centre. References