Clubiona corticalis

    Description

    One of several very similar Clubiona species – detailed examination is needed for a safe species identification.

    Identification difficulty
    Habitat

    This species is most commonly found beneath the loose bark of dead and dying trees though it may be found in a range of other habitats. Habitats include broad-leaved and mixed woodlands, heathland scrub, marsh vegetation, acid and calcareous grassland scrub as well as under stones and in leaf litter, and occasionally in and around houses. Because of its association with trees C. corticalis may be found in birds' nests and squirrel drays.

    When to see it

    Adults of both sexes have been recorded in most months of the year, but males are found mainly in spring and early summer, females in summer.

    UK Status

    The species is widespread in England as far north as Yorkshire, but scattered in the south-west and Wales.

    VC55 Status

    Status in Leicestershire and Rutland not known.

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    UK Map