Cyclosa conica

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Picture of Cyclosa conica - Male - Dorsal,Penultimate

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Cyclosa conica (Pallas, 1772), male. A type of Orb weaver spider.

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  • Submitted: Oct 24, 2018
  • Photographed: Oct 20, 2018
  • Spider: Cyclosa conica
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  • Location: Mt. Manuel Quimper, Sooke (Vancouver Island), British Columbia, Canada
  • Spotted Outdoors: Low foliage (shrubs, herbs, garden, excluding flowers),Forest
  • Found in web?: Yes
  • Attributes: Dorsal, Penultimate
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We have many of these spiders on our property. We live in a forested area near Oregon City, Oregon. My husband took one to the local extension office in Oregon City and they identified it, saying that they don’t bite. I’m not too sure about that…but we do know that they love living in our rhododendron bushes! After working in the rhododendrons – trimming them up – my head was full of welts about the size of nickles and quarters. I assumed it was these little guys. Any insight on that? Since the bites, my health has declined considerably.


Thank you.

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