Pholcus phalangioides
(Long-bodied Cellar Spider)

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Picture of Pholcus phalangioides (Long-bodied Cellar Spider) - Female - Dorsal,Egg sacs

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I'm not sure on the scientific name ,but I'm fairly certain it's a cellar spider/daddy long leg carrying its eggs.. I tried to find more info on it to help it since it was in bad shape missing a leg & one broken one after getting stuck in what I'm sure was a black widow web & I got her free..I figured I would submit the picture to learn more hopefully !! Thank you in advance

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Hi, she’s in the genus Pholcus, possibly P. phalangiodes. She’ll probably be okay, leg loss is common. Sometimes the leg can partially grow back. Spiders have leg joints that can come apart easily at certain joints without much fluid loss. Their legs get caught sometimes when they molt or other species get ahold of the legs. The spider can break its own leg by pulling it inward with a strong jerk to escape. Better to lose the leg than the whole body. I personally find it really interesting that they have break-away leg sections for emergency use. I recently watched… Read more »

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