Summary for Clubiona terrestris (Araneae)

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National Distribution

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Clubiona  terrestris with parasitica Copyright: Tone Killick
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Name: Clubiona terrestris
Authority: Westring, 1851
Order: Arachnida: Araneae
Family: Clubionidae
IUCN status: LC

Records: 4668
First Record: 1820
Latest Record: 2023

1992-on hectads: 625
Pre-1992 hectads: 446
Total hectads: 834

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Recorded altitude range
0m to 700m

Species text

The species is widespread in most of the southern half of Britain, but becomes very scattered in the north. It is widespread in western and central Europe.

Habitat and ecology
This widespread species is found in a large number of situations, usually at ground level, particularly in leaf litter and detritus, occasionally indoors and around houses, in the garden, on shrubs and low vegetation, trees, sometimes under loose bark and under stones. The dampness of the habitat can range from the dryness of heath to the extreme dampness of marshes. Adults of both sexes may be found throughout the year, with peaks from late spring to mid-summer and in the autumn.

Common in the south.

Original author of profile: T.J. Thomas.

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 2100 records with adult season information)


background methodology

Broad Habitat Data (based on 1911 records with habitat information)

Broad subhabitat Data (based on 151 records with subhabitat information)

Structural Habitat Data (based on 973 records with structural habitat information)

Habitat Detail and Method (based on 1227 records with habitat detail and method information)

Recorded management for locations with Clubiona terrestris

Recorded substrate and hydrology for locations with Clubiona terrestris


Clubiona  terrestris with parasitica
Clubiona terrestris with parasitica
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