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Species Pholcus phalangioides - Longbodied Cellar Spider

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Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Chelicerata (Chelicerates)
Class Arachnida (Arachnids)
Order Araneae (Spiders)
Infraorder Araneomorphae (True Spiders)
No Taxon (Haplogynes)
Family Pholcidae (Cellar Spiders)
Genus Pholcus
Species phalangioides (Longbodied Cellar Spider)
Other Common Names
cellar spider
daddy-long-legs spider
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Pholcus phalangioides (Fuesslin 1775)
Explanation of Names
Phalangium, the genus of harvestmen/daddy-longlegs + -oides (οιδης)- "like, resembling" (only seen as an ending).
Female: 7-8mm. Male: 6mm. (1)
Pale yellow with gray mark in center of carapace. (1)
Found throughout the world. A common cellar spider across the United States.
Works Cited
1.How to Know the Spiders
B. J. Kaston. 1978. WCB/McGraw-Hill.