Cyclosa conica (Pallas, 1772)
An unusually shaped abdomen, gives rise to this spider's latin name. Cyclosa conica has only been recorded on four occasions at Sherwood, including an historical record quoted by Carr. More recent records came in 1978 and 2002, before we found this one at Sherwood Forest CP in September 2009, on the lower branches of an Oak in one of the older sections of the forest. The male is shown in the lower two photographs.
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Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Cyclosa conica
 
 
 
 
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Trevor and Dilys Pendleton. Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust. Tim Sexton. Trevor and Dilys Pendleton (Sherwood Forest Invertebrate Directory 2014). Wil Heeney. NBGRC. Meg Skinner. David Shaw.

You can contribute your own records to help us gain an accurate status of this species in Nottinghamshire. Send an Excel spreadsheet of your records via the 'contact us' link at the top of the homepage.

Updated January 2022

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