Summary for Clubiona diversa (Araneae)
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About this speciesRecorded altitude range
0m to 700m
The species is widespread in Britain but has a scattered Distribution: in some areas. It is widespread in north-western and central Europe.
Habitat and ecology
C. diversa is a nocturnal spider typically found near the ground on inland and coastal grasslands. In the south it is rare on heaths where it is replaced by C. trivialis (P. Merrett, pers. comm.), but the two species may occur together on heaths and bogs in the north (J. Newton, pers. comm.) and in Leicestershire C. diversa is fairly frequent on heathland/moorland in Charnwood Forest, whereas C. trivialis is rare in the county (J. Daws, pers. comm.). Egg-sacs are white silken cells which can be found under logs and stones and are guarded by the female. Males and females have been found in every month from February to November and there is some suggestion that small numbers may be found during winter in Sweden (Almquist 1973). Our data show most adults of both sexes are found between spring and autumn, perhaps with two peaks, in late spring to mid-summer and again in the autumn.
Locally common, but the species may be scarce in the modern countryside.
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