Picture ID 51899

Picture of unidentified spider

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This spider was inside a home; the back section of the body was cube-shaped and a pale purple color!

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  • Submitted: Jan 18, 2019
  • Photographed: Jul 14, 2015
  • Spider: Unidentified
  • Location: Kington near Hereford, United Kingdom
  • Spotted Indoors: Other
  • Found in web?: No
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cellar spider, Pholcus phalangioides


Hi, the cube-shaped thing is either an egg sac or wrapped prey. The back section of her body is her big oval abdomen. The size of it indicates that is female. Females need bigger abdomens because they keep their growing eggs there. The other half of the spider, where the legs are, is called the cephalothorax. This might be a different species of Pholcus than P. phalangiodes, the spider needs more magnification to be identified to species. The way that you can clearly see the leg joints is a way to tell that it is a Pholcus sp. spider. Thank… Read more »