Araneus diadematus
(Cross Orb-weaver)

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Picture of Araneus diadematus (Cross Orb-weaver) - Dorsal

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I think this is some kind of garden spider? But it’s something new to me. I’ve lived here for 18 years and it’s the first time I’ve come across one looking like this.

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Hi, I think this is Araneus diadematus. They appear to have much color variation in the U.K.

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