Pholcus

Picture ID 52225

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Help?!!!! On my ceiling and quite a small spider. When too smash a nail in my wall but i disturbed this other thing and the spider ran out, slow and small. (UNIDENTIFIED SPIDER)

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TangledWeb

It appears to be Parasteatoda tepidariorum or Pholcus phalangiodes.

CalumEwing

The legs look too long to me for Parasteatoda. Like TangledWeb, I’m leaning towards Pholcus pahalangioides, the Long-bodied Cellar Spider. They are not harmful or aggressive.

Phryix

I decided to let the spider live and I named it Garold

TangledWeb

Is that a Pink Floyd reference? “I’ve got a SPIDER and he hasn’t got a house. I don’t know why. I call him Gerald.”

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