This very plump Garden Spider (Araneus diadematus) is a member of the orb weaving group of spiders. It is very easily distinguished by the ‘cross’ markings on its back. The next bit about them (below the photo), is not for the squeamish!! 🙂
Whilst taking photographs of ‘Wild Angelica’ (Angelica sylvestris), down at the Balgonie Bleachfield Project in Fife yesterday, I knocked off a small lime green green spider.