Pholcus phalangioides (Fuesslin, 1775)

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Description of Pholcus phalangioides (Long bodied cellar spider or Daddy-Long-Legs spider)

Physical Characteristics

Female 7 to 10 mm.
Abdomen yellowish or greyish with darker spots on top.
Carapace pale with a large dark spot on top.
Legs pale brown with darker joints.
Palps pale brown.

Male 7 to 8 mm.
Markings and colours almost identical to the female.


In buildings, caves, cellars etc.


Very common in the whole of Europe.


All year.