Araneus diadematus
(Cross Orb-weaver)

Picture ID 53325

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

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I just saw this on the pavement in Fulham, London and am very curious to find out what it is. The picture was zoomed in to capture it it’s true size I would say it was slightly bigger than a 50p coin including legs.

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TangledWeb

Hi, she’s an Araneus diadematus. The common name is cross orbweaver. She is the kind of spider that makes a web like the spiderweb emoji.

TangledWeb

You’re welcome. What kind of exciting spider were you hoping for? You need to travel to somewhere warmer than London to increase your odds of interesting spider incidents.

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Picture of Araneus diadematus (Cross Orb-weaver) - Female - Ventral Enlarge Picture
Picture of Araneus diadematus (Cross Orb-weaver) - Female - Ventral Enlarge Picture
Picture of Araneus diadematus (Cross Orb-weaver) - Dorsal Enlarge Picture
Picture of Araneus diadematus (Cross Orb-weaver) - Dorsal Enlarge Picture