Summary for Clubiona lutescens (Araneae)

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Clubiona lutescens Copyright: Andy Keay
Identification difficulty rating: 3
Name: Clubiona lutescens
Authority: Westring, 1851
Order: Arachnida: Araneae
Family: Clubionidae
IUCN status: LC

Records: 3590
First Record: 1896
Latest Record: 2023

1992-on hectads: 604
Pre-1992 hectads: 440
Total hectads: 840

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Recorded altitude range
0m to 350m

Species text

The species is widespread in much of Britain, but apparently very scattered in the west and much of the north. It is widespread in north-western and central Europe.

Habitat and ecology
Clubiona lutescens is found in a wide variety of habitats, including woodlands, grasslands, marshes and waterside vegetation, gardens, allotments, waste places and stony seashores. It has been taken from under stones and in moss and litter, by sweeping field layer vegetation, and by beating trees and shrubs (Crocker & Daws 1996). In rank vegetation the female forms a silk retreat by folding over and fastening leaves, where she hides with her egg-sac. Adults of both sexes are found mainly in May and June, females occasionally throughout the year and males from May to September.

Common in most of Britain.

Original author of profile: J.M. Newton

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

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Structural Habitat Data (based on 598 records with structural habitat information)

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Clubiona lutescens male
Clubiona lutescens male
Clubiona lutescens
Clubiona lutescens
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