Pholcidae
(Cellar Spiders)

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Picture of Pholcidae (Cellar Spiders) - Dorsal
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Hi, this appears to be an Opilione arachnid, a common name is Harvestman. It is a little different than most we see, the legs are hairy, the posterior is tapered, and the joints appear to have sheaths. It is in Class Arachnida, order Opiliones. Spiders are in a different order, Aranae. Spiders have two body segments that are noticeably separated by a tube, the pedicel. Opiliones have the segments closely attached. Another big difference is that a Opiliones can chew solid food and don’t have fangs nor venom. Most spiders ingest prey as a dissolved liquid because they have a… Read more »

ItsyBitsy
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This is a Cellar Spider (Pholcidae), possibly Crossopriza lyoni.
https://bugguide.net/node/view/1741514/bgimage

TangledWeb
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Thanks, that’s a new one to me!

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