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Granddaddy Long-legs

Pholcus phalangioides


A fragile spider with a body length 2-10 mm and legs up to 50 long.


Granddaddy long-legs are web weaving spiders and distributed worldwide in damp and dark recesses and warm, dry places such as windows and attics.


Despite urban legends to the contrary, the venom of granddaddy long-legs is not injurious to humans.

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Longview, Texas, USA

Spotted on May 6, 2011
Submitted on May 6, 2011

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