Summary for Cyclosa conica (Araneae)

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National Distribution

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Name: Cyclosa conica
Authority: (Pallas, 1772)
Order: Arachnida: Araneae
Family: Araneidae
IUCN status: LC

Records: 2087
First Record: 1872
Latest Record: 2023

1992-on hectads: 530
Pre-1992 hectads: 237
Total hectads: 645

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Recorded altitude range
3m to 500m

Species text

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.


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 565 records with adult season information)


background methodology

Broad Habitat Data (based on 908 records with habitat information)

Broad subhabitat Data (based on 49 records with subhabitat information)

Structural Habitat Data (based on 340 records with structural habitat information)

Habitat Detail and Method (based on 489 records with habitat detail and method information)

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Cyclosa conica 09.02.19
Cyclosa conica 09.02.19
Cyclosa conica
Cyclosa conica
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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