Summary for Clubiona pallidula (Araneae)

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National Distribution

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Clubiona pallidula male Copyright: Peter Harvey
Identification difficulty rating: 3
Name: Clubiona pallidula
Authority: (Clerck, 1757)
Order: Arachnida: Araneae
Family: Clubionidae
IUCN status: LC

Records: 1301
First Record: 1861
Latest Record: 2023

1992-on hectads: 316
Pre-1992 hectads: 176
Total hectads: 420

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Recorded altitude range
0m to 305m

Species text

The species is widespread in parts of England, but otherwise very scattered as far north as central Scotland. It is widespread in north-western and central Europe.

Habitat and ecology
C. pallidula is typically found on trees and shrubs, on bark or by beating. An unusually high proportion of records are from gardens, both urban and suburban (e.g. five of the twelve sites in Leicestershire in Crocker and Daws (1996)). One female was found on eggs in a folded Yucca leaf in a suburban garden. It also occurs under stones, inside houses, outhouses and derelict buildings and in grassland. Adults of both sexes are found mainly in late spring and early summer, females occasionally until December. A male has been recorded in November in Leicestershire inside a telephone box.

Local, but more common in the south.

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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Adult Season Data (based on 559 records with adult season information)


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Broad Habitat Data (based on 402 records with habitat information)

Broad subhabitat Data (based on 67 records with subhabitat information)

Structural Habitat Data (based on 191 records with structural habitat information)

Habitat Detail and Method (based on 267 records with habitat detail and method information)

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Clubonia pallidula 1
Clubonia pallidula 1
Clubiona pallidula male
Clubiona pallidula male
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