Summary for Clubiona corticalis (Araneae)
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About this speciesRecorded altitude range
0m to 600m
The species is widespread in England as far north as Yorkshire, but scattered in the south-west and Wales. It is widespread in western and central Europe as far north as Sweden, but has not been recorded from Ireland.
Habitat and ecology
This species is most commonly found beneath the loose bark of dead and dying trees though it may be found in a range of other habitats. Habitats include broad-leaved and mixed woodlands, heathland scrub, marsh vegetation, acid and calcareous grassland scrub as well as under stones and in leaf litter, and occasionally in and around houses. Because of its association with trees C. corticalis may be found in birds' nests and squirrel dreys. Adults of both sexes have been recorded in most months of the year, but males are found mainly in spring and early summer, females in summer.
The spider is common, more so towards the south.
Original author of profile: T.J. Thomas
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