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Fantastic colours, I'm assuming someone will know the species...
Unicum arbustum haud alit duos erithacos
(One bush does not shelter two Robins)
Zenodotus (3rd Century B.C.)
Could be a Garden Spider, MC, but I'm no expert. Good capture.
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Yep it's a Garden Spider ( Araneus Diadematus ) common in late Summer ( sic ) and early Autumn.
In reply to Bill N:
Thanks guys. It's a scary looking critter in close up.
In reply to monkeycheese:
I call them Orb spiders ! they sit in the middle of an orb shaped web and eat and eat so they can hibernat. LOVLEY capture.
In reply to Cirrus:
Is your spider still there MC, is it bigger? What kind of pattern does it have on its' back?
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In reply to WendyBartter:
I'll have a look in the morning...
Part of the web is still there, but the downpours of the past 24 hours seem to have washed most of it away. Hopefully the spider will start the construction work again.
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