Found on our doorstep, have never seen anything like it. Want to have it identified.
Hi there this could be a kind of Araneidae or Orb-weavers :3
She’s difficult to be more specific with because she has oviposited her eggs into an egg sac and her abdomen is stretched out. She looks hungry and thirsty too. Autumn is the end of her life and she has accomplished her goal.
Cross Orb-weaver, Araneus diadematus.
Thank you for your input. I am assuming this is a good type of spider to have in the garden? I admit I know little about spiders, but found this one to be very unique compared to any spider I have seen before, the markings were very striking to me. I wish I had been able to capture a sharper more in focus image. After more google searching I saw an image similar and it was referred to as a Fleur De Lis spider in some of those images.