Araneidae  Clerck, 1757 / Cyclosa  Menge, 1866   6 species

Cyclosa oculata  (Walckenaer, 1802)


Male palp with rectangularly bent distal apophysis, with very long tip. Median apophysis distally with 2 stout jags. Embolus long and robust. Epigyne with long scapus, first bent toward anterior then toward posterior again. Prosoma dark brown to black. Sternum sometimes with bright spots. Opisthosoma dark red-brown to black, dorsally rarely with light pattern, posteriorly with 3 dorsal protuberances, anteriorly with 2.

Body length male: 4.0 mm
Body length female: 5.5-6.8 mm
Additional information

amongst grass in sunny and dry meadows, only in warm places in Central Europe

Frequency: Rarely found

  No data
Global distribution (WSC 2018): Europe, Caucasus, Central Asia, China
 male  female

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31-12-2013 Image insert
09-04-2013 Distribution update Old value