Cross Spider at work
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Araneus diadematus is also known as the European Garden Spider and it is about 13 milimetres in size. It is common in woodlands, meadows and gardens. It builds circular orb webs and can be found either sitting at the center of the web or in a retreat a short distance from the web.
Its characteristic features are mottled markings across the back with five or more large white dots forming a cross (although in some specimens they may be indistinct or missing).
The color of this spider can vary from yellow, brown to very dark grey.
Cross Spiders are harmless to humans.
The Low Beskid - 2007.