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Genus Clubiona - Leafcurling Sac Spiders

spider - Clubiona riparia - female Pedipalp, retrolateral view - Clubiona kulczynskii - male Clubiona? - Clubiona - male Sticky Trap Spider - Clubiona - female Clubiona abboti - female spider on narrow web - Clubiona - female tiny spider - Clubiona Spider - Clubiona maritima - male
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Chelicerata (Chelicerates)
Class Arachnida (Arachnids)
Order Araneae (Spiders)
Infraorder Araneomorphae (True Spiders)
No Taxon (Entelegynae)
Family Clubionidae (Sac Spiders)
Genus Clubiona (Leafcurling Sac Spiders)
49 species and one sub-species in bugguide's range in the USA / Canada.
Femur I with one distal prolateral spine, abdomen typcially concolorous, lacking chevrons. (1)

"Cheiracanthium are distinguished from the closely related species of Clubiona by lacking a conspicuous dorsal groove in the midline of the carapace, the lack of a cluster of long curved erect setae at the anterior end of the abdomen, by having the first pair of legs the longest, and by having a long, pointed spur extending back from the cymbium over the tibia. Species of Cheiracanthium are also characterised by having relatively thinner legs and more robust bodies than Clubiona." From article by Jørgen Lissner seen here.



Specific listings of states/provinces come mainly from specimen records in Edwards 1958,(2) and may not be complete descriptions of range. Excerpts in quotes also come from Edwards 1958 unless otherwise specified.

abboti - "Southern Canada and most parts of the United States, rare on Pacific coast and the Southwest.". USA: AL, CO, CT, DC, FL, GA, IL, KY, LA, ME, MD, MA, MI, MN, MS, MT, NE, NH, NJ, NY, NC, OH, OK, OR, PA, TN, TX, UT, WI. Canada: AB, ON, MB
- abboti abbotoides - USA. Type specimen from ID.
adjacens - Type specimen from TX.
angulata - Canada
bishopi - USA & Canada. USA: ME, NY, WV. Canada: ON.
bryantae - USA, Canada & Alaska. USA: IL, ME, MA, MI, NY, WY. Canada: ON
californica - USA (type specimens from California)
canadensis - Eastern Canada and eastern USA. USA: KY, ME, MI, MN, NJ, NY, NC, PA, WI, WV, VT. Canada: ON (Roddy 1973(3))
catawba - USA. FL, GA, MI, MS, NC, OH, TN, TX, VA
chippewa - USA & Canada. WI, ON
dyasia - USA. Type specimen from AL.
estes - USA. Type specimen from CO.
furcata - North America. USA: UT. Canada: AB, MB, SK
gertschi - "this species has been taken only on mountain tops in Vermont, New Hampshire and Maine, where it has been found under stones."
janae - Type specimens from the San Francisco Bay Area in CA
johnsoni - "Southeastern Canada, New England and Great Lake states." USA: CT, IL, MA, MI, NH, NY, NJ, RI, VT. Canada: NS, ON, SK.
kagani - USA. Type specimens from Texas.
kastoni - Alaska to Novia Scotia, and southward to California and North Carolina. USA: CA, CT, DC, ME, MA, NE, NH, NJ, NY, NC, OH, OR, TN, VT, WI. Canada: AB, BC, ON, NB
kiowa - North America. MI, TX
kulczynskii - Holarctic. "Rocky Mountains, northern United States to Alaska." USA: AK, CO, NY, NC, VT, WY. Canada: AB, NL, ON, SK, YT
littoralis - "Ontario, Atlantic coast states to Florida." USA: FL, MA, NJ, NC, NY. Canada: ON
lutescens - Holarctic
maritima - "Greater Antilles, eastern United States, southeastern Canada." USA: AL, CT, DC, FL, GA, MA, MI, MN, MS, NE, NJ, NY, OH, PA, TN, TX, WI. Canada: ON
marna - USA
mimula - USA & Canada. CA, ID, OR, UT
mixta - "Southeastern Canada, northeastern and north central United States." USA: CT, ME, MA, MI, MN, NH, NJ, NY, OH, OK, PA, WI. Canada: ON
moesta - "Northern United States to Alaska" USA: AK, CO, CT, ID, IL, ME, MA, MI, MN, MT, NH, NY, OR, PA, SD, UT, WI, WY. Canada: MB, ON, SK
mutata - USA & Canada. USA: CO, GA, KS, NE, NC, UT, WA, WY. Canada: SK
newnani - USA. FL, PA, VA
nicholsi - USA. MA, NC.
norvegica - Holarctic. "Northern United States, Canada." USA: AK, MN, NY, OR, UT, WA. Canada: MB, NL, NT, ON.
obesa - "Southeastern Canada and eastern United States." USA: AL, CT, DC, IL, IN, IA, ME, MD, MA, MI, MN, MS, NE, NH, NJ, NY, NC, OH, PA, RI, VT, WV, WI. Canada: MB, ON
odelli - USA. Type specimen from CO.
opeongo - Canada. Type specimen from ON.
oteroana - USA. Type specimen from NM.
pacifica - Western USA and western Canada. USA: CA, CO, OR, UT, WA, WY. Canada: AB, BC, MB, NT (Roddy 1973(3))
pallidula - Holarctic.
pikei - USA & Canada. "Atlantic coast states from Maine to Florida." CT, FL, ME, MA, NJ, NY, PA, VT, VA, GA.
plumbi - USA. MA, NC
pomoa - USA. Type specimens from California.
praematura - "Eastern [USA] mountain tops, Canada, Alaska." USA: AK, KY, ME, NH. Canada: NT
procteri - USA. AL, FL, GA, NC.
pygmaea - "Southeastern Canada, eastern United States, as far west as Colorado." USA: CO, CT, DC, FL, IL, IN, ME, MD, MA, MI, MS, NJ, NY, NC, OH, TX, VA, WV, WI. Canada: QC
quebecana - USA & Canada
rhododendri - USA. Type specimens from TN
rileyi - USA. CT, MN
riparia - Alaska, eastern Canada, eastern United States, west to Utah. USA: AK, CT, IL, ME, MA, MI, MN, NH, NB, NY, OH, PA, SD, UT, WI. Canada: AB, MB, NB, NS, ON, QC
saltitans - USA & Canada. CT, DC, FL, IL, MA, NY
spiralis - "Northeastern states and southeastern Canada." USA: CT, ME, MA, NH, NJ, NY, PA. Canada: ON.
trivialis - Holarctic. "Southern Canada, Northern United States, in the west south to Arizona" USA: AZ, ME, MI, NY, WA, WI, WY. Canada: AB, BC, NL, ON, SK

C. alveolata is found in Hawaii, which is not covered by Bugguide.
Works Cited
1.Spiders of North America: An Identification Manual
D. Ubick, P. Paquin, P.E. Cushing and V. Roth (eds). 2005. American Arachnological Society.
2.The spider subfamily Clubioninae of the United States, Canada and Alaska (Araneae: Clubionidae)
Robert J. Edwards. 1958. Bulletin of the Museum of Comparative Zoology Harvard 118: 365-436.
3.American spiders of the Clubiona canadensis group (Araneae; Clubionidae)
Roddy, L. R. 1973.