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Cyclosa conica

Synonyms: Cyclosa conica albifoliata; Cyclosa conica canadensis; Cyclosa conica defoliata; Cyclosa conica dimidiata; Cyclosa conica leucomelas; Cyclosa conica pyrenaica; Cyclosa strandjae

Wikipedia Abstract

Cyclosa conica is a small spider with no common name. It is an orb weaver, and it is easily recognized by the way it strings together the dead bodies of insects and other debris and hangs it near the center of its web. It hides on this string of debris, and its natural coloration makes it extremely difficult to see until it moves. One of its defenses against predators is to blend in with this debris and to feign death when disturbed.
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Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Climate Land Use
Birklands and Bilhaugh 672 England, United Kingdom  
Blean Complex 1286 England, United Kingdom
Dorset Heaths 14161 England, United Kingdom
Fenland 1529 England, United Kingdom
Gower Commons/ Tiroedd Comin Gwyr 4390 Wales, United Kingdom
Morecambe Bay Pavements 6449 England, United Kingdom
Pen Llyn a`r Sarnau/ Lleyn Peninsula and the Sarnau 360832 Wales, United Kingdom
Salisbury Plain 52975 England, United Kingdom
Strensall Common 1408 England, United Kingdom  
The Broads 14554 England, United Kingdom  
The New Forest 72309 England, United Kingdom
Thursley, Ash, Pirbright and Chobham 12696 England, United Kingdom


Prey / Diet

Sapromyza basalis[1]


Central Europe; France; Holarctic;



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