Summary for Clubiona subtilis (Araneae)

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National Distribution

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Clubiona subtilis female Copyright: Evan Jones
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Name: Clubiona subtilis
Authority: L.Koch, 1867
Order: Arachnida: Araneae
Family: Clubionidae
IUCN status: LC

Records: 1615
First Record: 1895
Latest Record: 2023

1992-on hectads: 175
Pre-1992 hectads: 136
Total hectads: 238

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Recorded altitude range
0m to 589m

Species text

The species is widespread in East Anglia, near the coast in Wales and south-eastern England, and on southern heathlands, but records elsewhere are very scattered, to as far north as the South Ebudes.

Habitat and ecology
A wetland species of fens, bogs, wet meadows and coastal habitats such as Phragmites dykes, saltmarsh edge and tidal litter, which paradoxically also occurs in sand dunes. Little is known of the ecology of this species. Adults of both sexes have been recorded almost throughout the year, but mainly in spring/early summer and the autumn.

Local, but the spider may be frequent in wet habitats, especially fens and marshes in the south.

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 902 records with adult season information)


background methodology

Broad Habitat Data (based on 519 records with habitat information)

Broad subhabitat Data (based on 42 records with subhabitat information)

Structural Habitat Data (based on 395 records with structural habitat information)

Habitat Detail and Method (based on 527 records with habitat detail and method information)

Recorded management for locations with Clubiona subtilis

Recorded substrate and hydrology for locations with Clubiona subtilis


Clubiona subtilis male
Clubiona subtilis male
Clubiona subtilis female
Clubiona subtilis female
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