Pholcidae
(Cellar Spiders)

Picture ID 54290

Picture of Pholcidae (Cellar Spiders)

Comments & ID Thoughts

Just seen this spider.
It’s 1:00 a.m.
It was near the sink in the bathroom.
Never seen anyone like this.
It was “bouncing”. No nets.
I live in the first floor, there’s a garden in the bathroom window.
I have a son (10) and a dog.
The house had just been sprayed because of another spider.

Please Login to comment
2 Comment threads
0 Thread replies
2 Followers
 
Most reacted comment
Hottest comment thread
2 Comment authors
ItsyBitsyCalumEwing Recent comment authors
newest oldest most voted
CalumEwing
Member

This is the Long-bodied Cellar Spider, Pholcus phalangioides, in the family Pholcidae. The ‘bouncing’ behavior you describe is characteristic of this family.

ItsyBitsy
Moderator

These are beneficial and prey on less desirable things. You can reduce the number of spiders you find in your home by vacuuming everywhere and emptying the canister outside. Seal cracks around floors, doors, windows, foundation, etc. Concerning a ten year old and dog unless you were dealing with a large number of medically significant species inside your home (in North America primarily Black Widows/Latrodectus, or Recluse/Loxosceles) I’d be more concerned about the pesticides than spiders.

https://www.burkemuseum.org/blog/myth-spider-infestations-need-pesticide

Additional Pictures

Picture of Pholcidae (Cellar Spiders) - Lateral Enlarge Picture
Picture of Pholcidae (Cellar Spiders) - Lateral Enlarge Picture
Picture of Pholcidae (Cellar Spiders) - Male - Dorsal Enlarge Picture
Picture of Pholcidae (Cellar Spiders) - Lateral Enlarge Picture