Picture ID 49577

Picture of unidentified spider
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  • Submitted: Dec 2, 2018
  • Photographed: Dec 2, 2018
  • Spider: Unidentified
  • Location: Hinkley, California, United States
  • Spotted Indoors: Other
  • Found in web?: Yes
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Hi, this is probably Phalangiodes pholcus, a long-bodied cellar spider. There are similar looking species in the genus. They don’t bite and avoid physical contact with humans. I have a few of them in their webs around me right now. They build webs in upper corners of rooms and between furniture and walls. They’re fantastic at catching fruit flies. Mine prefer the kitchen because of the fruit flies from produce and because they can drink water droplets from the sink and houseplants. The more they eat, the bigger they get. I have a couple that have become quite large. Those… Read more »


Oops, that’s Pholcus phalangiodes.