Clubiona neglecta sensu stricto


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

Identification difficulty
Recording advice

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Clubiona neglecta is typical of sparsely vegetated open habitats, including short grassland, sand dunes, wasteland, old quarries and brick pits, open scrub and scattered young trees. Specimens are found mainly in the ground layer and under stones, but some have been taken by beating scrub and young trees or sweeping the field layer.

When to see it

Adults of both sexes are found mainly in early to mid-summer, females occasionally into the autumn and winter.

UK Status

The species has a patchy but widespread distribution in Britain and has been recorded as far north as East Ross, but is very scattered in much of the country.

VC55 Status

Status in Leicestershire and Rutland not known.

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Species profile

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Records on NatureSpot:
First record:
30/06/1996 (Jon Daws)
Last record:
30/06/1996 (Jon Daws)

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