Picture ID 192176

Picture of unidentified spider

Comments & ID Thoughts

Found on path outside front door. Was rather large, thought it looked like an orb weaver of some sort but it didn't spin any web lines to save itself falling off things, placed it in a tree so it was off the path. Google telling me it's a cat faced spider but doesn't look the same to me? Sorry photo is not best quality!

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  • Submitted: Nov 18, 2023
  • Photographed: Nov 18, 2023
  • Spider: Unidentified
  • Location: East London, United Kingdom
  • Spotted Outdoors: Man-made structure (building wall, fences, etc.),Ground layer (leaf litter, dirt, grass, etc)
  • Found in web?: No
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We don’t have the cat faced spider in this part of the world. I think you are correct that it is a garden orb weaver – Araneus diadematus – At this time of the year they are elderly – The females have laid their eggs and their abdomens have lost their shape. https://spiderid.com/spider/araneidae/araneus/diadematus/