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Longbodied Cellar Spider - Pholcus phalangioides - female

Longbodied Cellar Spider - Pholcus phalangioides - Female
Brighton, Monroe County, New York, USA
June 7, 2013
This is the same spider that was at the highest point of my 10 foot cathedral ceiling on May 1. She hasn't moved or gotten any bigger, but she now has an egg sac. Furthermore, I think I can discern baby spiders in some of the eggs, and I suspect they will hatch soon. Stay tuned. I regret that I didn't pay attention to her between May 1 and June 7 and capture the entire process of producing the egg sac.

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Longbodied Cellar Spider - Pholcus phalangioides - female Longbodied Cellar Spider - Pholcus phalangioides - female Longbodied Cellar Spider Eggs Starting to Hatch - Pholcus phalangioides - female Longbodied Cellar Spider Eggs Hatched - Pholcus phalangioides - female Longbodied Cellar Spider the Day After the Eggs Hatched - Pholcus phalangioides - female Longbodied Cellar Spider 25 Days After the Eggs Hatched - Pholcus phalangioides - female Longbodied Cellar Spider 26 Days After the Eggs Hatched - Pholcus phalangioides - female Longbodied Cellar Spider 27 Days After the Eggs Hatched - Pholcus phalangioides - female

Longbodied Cellar Spider - Pholcus phalangioides
I'll bet it doesn't take long to create that egg sac. You'd have had to have been very attentive to be there at just the right time. =]

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