euanc's picture

Can anyone identify this spider?

Howdy folks,

I live in the north-west of Scotland and found this spider on my bicycle's pedal when I got back from taking pictures elsewhere.

It was about the size of a 5p.

Spider Photo

Any ideas?





anonymous spotter's picture

Not sure why this is in the forums -

rather than as an observation.
I'd say it was the very variable garden cross spider Araneus diadematus, but I'm not sure. If you post it as an observation, more people will be likely to see it and offer a - probably better - identification.