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Most of the spiders in the genus Clubiona are rather plain, lacking distinct markings. Also, several are similar in size and so, to be identified, these need to be examined carefully under the microscope. Two species in the genus do normally have distinct markings, comta and corticalis. Occasionally, some of the usually-plain species show faint markings.

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Clubiona comta

A Clubiona species with a distinct pattern on the abdomen. The pattern is usually more distinct than in Cl. corticalis. (However, the photograph is of a male, and they tend to be darker than females and so the pattern isn't quite so visible).

Clubiona corticalis
This is one of the Clubiona species with distinct markings. Commonly found on tree trunks. It is larger than C. comta which is similar.

Clubiona phragmitis

One of the largest species of the genus. This one was found in a Phragmites reedbed, a habitat in which it can be very numerous.

Clubiona pallidula

This species is normally rather plain but the abdomen can show faint chevrons. The one pictured was found in nettles but they are found in a variety of habitats.

Clubiona stagnatilis

Another rather plain species. Quite common locally, usually found in open or semi-open wet habitats.

Clubiona terrestris

One of the plainer species. The one shown was found in my garden.

Cheiracanthium erraticum

Cheiracanthium species are more distinctive than Clubiona. I find this species occasionally in low vegetation such as heather, thick grass.