Clubiona comta

    Description

    Males 3 to 5 mm, females 3.5 to 6 mm - smaller than the other members of this family. Female carapace pale brown, male darker. Pale abdomen with a brown median band broken into 4 to 6 chevrons.

    Identification difficulty
    Recording advice

    Unless identified by a recognised expert, a photo is required and the specimen should be examined with a microscope. In the comments box, state the key or ID method used and describe the size and identifying characters.

    Habitat

    Typically in foliage and under tree bark. 

    When to see it

    Adults of both sexes are found mainly in late spring and early summer, females occasionally throughout the year.

    UK Status

    Common and widespread in Britain.

    VC55 Status

    Status in Leicestershire and Rutland not known, but the species is probably under recorded.

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    UK Map