Monday, 1 October 2012

Araneus diadematus...and friend

Everyone is familiar with these large orb web spiders but the variation in colour always amazes me. They are just about everywhere at the moment and some of them are pretty big too!

This little chap is closely related too, although they grow to a similar size, this one was only 5mm long in body length - Nuctenea umbratica - found around most gardens, usually under bark or, as in this case, improvising with my garden fence.

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