Cyclosa conica (Pallas, 1772) - Conical Orb-weaver

Occurrence: Cyclosa conica is common in the forests. Less often we can find it in the meadows with tall grass. It is an abundant species. Description: Its elongated abdomen has a small hump on the upper end. Body coloring is variable. Adult females can grow to about 7 mm. Period of occurrence: The juveniles hatch from eggs in summer. The adults are common from April to June. Web: Cyclosa conica builds its dense and strong web to about 2 meters above the ground. The web is characterized by a vertical stripe running down the center: stabilimentum. It is composed of dead prey and plant debris and the Orb-weaver uses it as a hidding place. 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: It hunts small flying insects.

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photo: Václav Kroc



photo: Václav Kroc



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photo: Karolina Rücklová



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photo: Václav Kroc



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