Summary for Clubiona comta (Araneae)

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National Distribution

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Clubiona cf comta Copyright: Tone Killick
Identification difficulty rating: 3
Name: Clubiona comta
Authority: C.L.Koch, 1839
Order: Arachnida: Araneae
Family: Clubionidae
IUCN status: LC

Records: 4668
First Record: 1858
Latest Record: 2023

1992-on hectads: 761
Pre-1992 hectads: 464
Total hectads: 960

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Recorded altitude range
0m to 700m

Species text

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

Adult Season

Adult Season Data (based on 1858 records with adult season information)


background methodology

Broad Habitat Data (based on 1973 records with habitat information)

Broad subhabitat Data (based on 200 records with subhabitat information)

Structural Habitat Data (based on 1027 records with structural habitat information)

Habitat Detail and Method (based on 1269 records with habitat detail and method information)

Recorded management for locations with Clubiona comta

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