Clubiona pallidula

    Description

    Male: 6 to 9 mm; female: 7 to 13 mm. Prosoma yellow-brown to black, black margined. Chelicerae shiny dark blue to black. Legs yellow-brown. Opisthosoma brown-black, white haired.

    Similar Species

    Other Clubiona species. 

    Identification difficulty
    ID guidance

    Confirmation of this species requires examination of the genitals of mature specimens.

    Recording advice

    Microscopic examination of the genitalia is necessary to confirm identification.

    Habitat

    Typically found on trees and shrubs, on bark or by beating. An unusually high proportion of records are from gardens, both urban and suburban. It also occurs under stones, inside houses, outhouses and derelict buildings and in grassland. Overwinters under bark or in leaf litter.

    Life History

    Adults of both sexes are found mainly in late spring and summer, females occasionally until December.

    UK Status

    Local, but more common in the south of Britain.

    VC55 Status

    Widespread but under recorded. 

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

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    Yellow squares = NBN records (all known data)
    Coloured circles = NatureSpot records: 2020+ | 2015-2019 | pre-2015

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