Garden Spider
  Araneus diadematus  
Order: Araneae
Family: Aranaeidae
 
Physical Characteristics
 
 
  Cephalothorax:      
More long than it is wide.    
Abdomen:    
Longer than wide, they usually have a distinctive marking that looks like a cross on the back, though sometimes it is absent.    
Legs:    
Short and stout    
Size:    
1.5-13.0 mm
   
Eye Pattern:
 
 
  Habitat:    
  Gardens (hence the name) and vegetation.
  Range:
    Widespread  
         
 
         
  Web Type:    
  Vertical orb web  
       
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