Summary for Clubiona reclusa (Araneae)

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National Distribution

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Sac-spider Clubiona reclusa Copyright: Brian Kilby
Identification difficulty rating: 3
Name: Clubiona reclusa
Authority: O.P.-Cambridge, 1863
Order: Arachnida: Araneae
Family: Clubionidae
IUCN status: LC

Records: 6849
First Record: 111
Latest Record: 2023

1992-on hectads: 1073
Pre-1992 hectads: 700
Total hectads: 1365

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Recorded altitude range
0m to 700m

Species text

The species is widespread in much of Britain. It is widespread in north-western and central Europe.

Habitat and ecology
The spider can be found amongst low vegetation and detritus in a wide range of habitats, most often in damp or marshy situations, but also scrub grassland, nettle beds, rubbish tips and heathland. The female can often be found with her eggs in a retreat constructed in a curled leaf held with silk. Adults of both sexes are found mainly in late spring to mid-summer, females occasionally persisting into the autumn and winter.


Original author of profile: W.J. Partridge using information from Bristowe (1958), Crocker and Daws (1996), Locket and Millidge (1951) and Roberts (1995).

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 2835 records with adult season information)


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Broad Habitat Data (based on 2762 records with habitat information)

Broad subhabitat Data (based on 287 records with subhabitat information)

Structural Habitat Data (based on 1379 records with structural habitat information)

Habitat Detail and Method (based on 1621 records with habitat detail and method information)

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Female Clubiona reclusa
Female Clubiona reclusa
Sac-spider Clubiona reclusa
Sac-spider Clubiona reclusa
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