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Species Cyclosa conica

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Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Chelicerata (Chelicerates)
Class Arachnida (Arachnids)
Order Araneae (Spiders)
Infraorder Araneomorphae (True Spiders)
No Taxon (Entelegynae)
Family Araneidae (Orb Weavers)
Genus Cyclosa (Trashline Orbweavers)
Species conica (Cyclosa conica)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
C. conica can be distinguished from the other species in this genus by the folded paramedian apophysis and one or two ventral macrosetae on coxa IV (male; see third thumbnail), and by the posteriorly tapered median septum (female). (1)


Widespread in the USA, Alaska, & Canada, but uncommon in the southeastern USA and the southern half of the Great Plains.(1)
Life Cycle
Mature from mid-may to summer. Egg sac is round and golden yellow.(1)
Internet References - Illustrations.
Works Cited
1.The Orb-weaving Spiders of Canada and Alaska - The Insects and Arachnids of Canada Part 23
Dondale, C.D., J.H. Redner, P, Paquin and H.W. Levi. 2003. NRC Research Press.