Summary for Clubiona brevipes (Araneae)

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Clubiona brevipes Copyright: Tylan Berry
Identification difficulty rating: 3
Name: Clubiona brevipes
Authority: Blackwall, 1841
Order: Arachnida: Araneae
Family: Clubionidae
IUCN status: LC

Records: 2297
First Record: 1858
Latest Record: 2023

1992-on hectads: 405
Pre-1992 hectads: 234
Total hectads: 530

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Recorded altitude range
0m to 600m

Species text

The species is widespread in England from Yorkshire southwards, but scattered in the south-west, northern England, Wales and as far north as central Scotland. It is widespread in western and central Europe.

Habitat and ecology
An abundant spider associated with bushes and trees where it lives under bark and within the canopy. Immatures have been found in the field layer in autumn which suggests migration to the canopy during later instars and a biennial life cycle (Toft 1978). Females attach their white egg-sacs to leaves and other vegetation which are normally guarded. Adults of both sexes are found mainly early to mid-summer with a peak in June, females occasionally throughout the year. Males and females have been found from April to November in Leicestershire with activity peaks in June (Crocker & Daws 1996), whereas in Huntingdonshire and Denmark activity peaks in September to October (Duffey 1969; Toft 1978).


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

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Adult Season Data (based on 1014 records with adult season information)


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Broad subhabitat Data (based on 93 records with subhabitat information)

Structural Habitat Data (based on 494 records with structural habitat information)

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