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Doctor_Blind
Stowmarket
United Kingdom

October 17, 2012
9:54 AM

Post #9308012


Hi, there. I am in the south of the UK, and spotted this spider outside the widow the other day. There is one similar to it outside the window in the kitchen at work and I am having trouble identifying it! Does anyone know what it might be?

Thanks.

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themoonhowl

themoonhowl
Prairieville, LA
(Zone 9a)

October 21, 2012
12:39 PM

Post #9311359

It is a bit difficult to make out the markings in your picture...but possibly an orb weaver? This link has some images for comparison.

http://www.bugsandweeds.co.uk/spiders.html
Flapdoodle
Minot, ND

October 21, 2012
12:58 PM

Post #9311370

The commonest orb weaver in your area is Araneus diadematus (European garden spider). See if the topside of yours looks like this:
http://www.sciencephoto.com/media/462916/enlarge or http://www.gardensafari.net/en_picpages/araneus_diadematus.htm

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