Conical Trashline Orbweaver Cyclosa conica  
Kingdom Animalia   >   Phylum Arthropoda   >   Class Arachnida   >   Order Araneae   >   Family Araneidae   >   Genus Cyclosa   

Description:

This species' webs can often be recognized because the spider will collect the remains of past meals and unite them in a long vertical hanging mass within the web--the trashline. The spider itself is often more difficult to find. Check the trashline itself and the spider may well be there. (R. Orr, pers. comm.)

There are 9 records in the project database.

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A Conical Trashline Orbweaver with assorted prey in Elkridge, Maryland (5/11/2013). Photo by Bonnie Ott. (MBP list)

A Conical Trashline Orbweaver in Dorchester Co., Maryland (4/30/2015). Determined by John and Jane Balaban/BugGuide. Photo by Jonathan Willey. (MBP list)

A Conical Trashline Orbweaver in Talbot Co., Maryland (5/16/2015). Verified by Lynette/BugGuide. Photo by Judy Gallagher. (MBP list)

A Conical Trashline Orbweaver in Prince George's Co., Maryland (7/30/2014). Photo by Jesse Christopherson. (MBP list)

A Conical Trashline Orbweaver in Harford Co., Maryland (9/28/2014). Photo by Joshua Jones. (MBP list)

A Conical Trashline Orbweaver in Howard Co., Maryland (9/29/2014). Photo by Richard Orr. (MBP list)

A female Conical Trashline Orbweaver in Montgomery Co., Maryland (7/19/2015). Photo by Steve Scholnick. (MBP list)


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