Mangora acalypha (Walckenaer, 1802) - Cricket-bat Orb-weaver

Occurrence: Mangora acalypha is common in the meadows, in the gardens, and in the forests and in their clearings. It is a very abundant species. We often find the spiders close to each other. Description: Its elongated abdomen is yellowish with black marking. Adult females can grow to about 6 mm. Period of occurrence: The juveniles hatch from eggs since August. The adults are common from May to July. Web: Mangora acalypha builds its small, dense and less strong web to about 0,5 meters above the ground. The spider responds to a prey soon. During the day it sits on the central area. But in danger or in bad weather it goes outside the web. It doesn't make signal thread and nest. Food: Its food is small flying insects.


photo: Karolina Rücklová



photo: Petr Beneš



photo: Petr Beneš



photo: Karolina Rücklová



photo: Karolina Rücklová



photo: Kryštof Rückl



photo: Kryštof Rückl



photo: Kryštof Rückl



photo: Kryštof Rückl



photo: Karolina Rücklová



photo: Petr Beneš



photo: Karolina Rücklová



photo: Karolina Rücklová



photo: Oto Zimmermann



photo: Oto Zimmermann



photo: Oto Zimmermann



photo: Petr Dedek



photo: Kryštof Rückl



photo: Kryštof Rückl



photo: Kryštof Rückl




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