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Daddy Long Legs Spider

Pholcus Phalangioides

Appearance

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  • 7-9mm long
  • Characterized by having very long legs

Lifecycle

  • The female lays eggs, and may sometimes hold her eggs in her palps (short, leg like structures attached to the front of the cephalothorax, between the fangs and the first pair of legs)

Habits

  • The spin a loose web in sheltered areas, often in and around human habitation including houses, garages and sheds
  • Apart from the nuisance of their webs, they do no harm and are non-toxic
  • They are common in urban areas
  • They feed on insects and other spiders

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