A Big Old Arachnid Pt 2: Araneus diadematus

September 27, 2012 in Biopedia, Invertebrates, Latest Patch Sightings, Other Invertebrates by Simon Horsnall

To add to Paul’s recent post about Araneus quadratus, here are a few photos of its close relative A diadematus for comparison.  A variable species but always with a white cross or dagger mark on the abdomen.  A common site around gardens and hedgerows in the autumn.