6166 Hello I would greatly appreciate it if you could help me identify this spider thank you. Nicola
This is a very well-fed (and likely gravid) female orb-weaving spider in the genus Araneus, likely A. diadematus, a very common and widespread species in the northern hemisphere. In North America, it usually is called a cross spider whereas in Europe, it usually is called the European garden spider. See https://tinyurl.com/mfwo8t2 for more detailed information Ed Saugstad, retired entomologist; Sinks Grove, WV.