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TONS of these spiders in and around our house...backs up to the city water canal...

TONS of these spiders in and around our house...backs up to the city water canal...
Glendale, Maricopa County, Arizona, USA
September 20, 2011
Size: up to 2" with legs
There are just tons of these, and little tiny white egg pods I assume (like beads of styrofoam), very prolific with messy webs, largest body is only size of a small pea perhaps, marking is the same on all, they also have a couple of dark and light "bands" on their very very thin legs (much thinner than orbweaver legs). Legs are akin to Daddy Longlegs type. They trap hordes of little flying bugs in their webs. THey are not aggressive and will "jump" or "quiver" on their web if approached.

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Moved from ID Request. Yes, Ken is correct. I'd guess it is Holocnemus pluchei - Marbled Cellar Spider. They are considered a beneficial spider in and around the home & have been known to kill black widows.

 
Perfect - I just googled and
Perfect - I just googled and that looks exactly right! We certainly dont kill them for all the no-see-ums they trap... and living by the canal, this is mosquito territory so I appreciate their help :)

Thank you for identifying these interestingly-decorated little guys!

Looks like
one of the Cellar Spiders in the family Pholcidae:



Hold on to see if the spider experts agree.

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