Thought the "orb" referred to its web shape, could be massively wrong though. Another one to read up on.
Just read it up, the "orb" does refer to the web shape. There are 40 types of orb spider in UK, so good luck on identing that one. That would be a good project to for a kid during the holidays, "How Many Orb Spiders Can You Find and Ident?"
Edited by BandyCoot (12th Mar 2011 12:05pm)
Birkenhead........ God's own Room 101.