The Spider that lives in the back of Mikes truck!

Thanks for giving me easy ones:-)  This one is the "cross spider," or "European garden spider," Araneus diadematus.  It is either holarctic (occurs throughout the Northern hemisphere), or is a European import to the U.S.  In any event it is common and completely harmless.  They spin beautiful orb webs and catch lots of garden pests.  
Description provided by Bug Eric. This  is his place on the web.