Summary for Cyclosa conica (Araneae)

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National Distribution

 
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Cyclosa conica female from side Copyright: Evan Jones
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Name: Cyclosa conica
Authority: (Pallas, 1772)
Order: Arachnida: Araneae
Family: Araneidae

Records: 1765
First Record: 1872
Latest Record: 2017

1992-on hectads: 429
Pre-1992 hectads: 236
Total hectads: 557

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Recorded altitude range
3.4m to 500m

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Distribution
The species is widespread in Britain as far north as central Scotland, but scattered in the west and north. It is widespread in western and central Europe.

Habitat and ecology
The species is found on bushes and trees, often evergreen, in damp or shady situations, preferring dark damp woodland with a good shrub layer (Crocker & Daws 1996). The medium-sized orb web has an extra line of silk across it (the stabilimentum); the spider sits in the centre of the web with legs folded, resembling discarded food. Adults of both sexes are found mainly in early summer, females occasionally into late summer and autumn.

Status
Local.

Original author of profile: W.J. Partridge

Text based on Harvey, P.R., Nellist, D.R. & Telfer, M.G. (eds) 2002. Provisional atlas of British spiders (Arachnida, Araneae), Volumes 1 & 2. Huntingdon: Biological Records Centre.  References

Adult Season

Adult Season Data (based on 413 records with adult season information)


Habitats

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Broad Habitat Data (based on 836 records with habitat information)

Broad subhabitat Data (based on 26 records with subhabitat information)

Structural Habitat Data (based on 250 records with structural habitat information)

Habitat Detail and Method (based on 352 records with habitat detail and method information)

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C.conica N. Devon
C.conica N. Devon
Cyclosa conica female from side
Cyclosa conica female from side
Cyclosa conica female
Cyclosa conica female
Cyclosa conica 2
Cyclosa conica 2
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