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Spider. (added via Android)

Observed: 12th July 2013 By: dl5757
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VC55wildgarden's picture

Pholcus phalangioides, Daddy long-legs spider

I tried to add an identification but made an error. So here goes again.
These spiders are common in my house and lurk in dark corners [not Tegenaria]. They are also present in my potting shed, which is attached to an old brick garage. There are lots of webs stretching across the ceiling and each time I open the door, an attached thread triggers all the spiders to bounce up and down.
VC55wildgarden

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Daddy long-legs spiders (not

Daddy long-legs spiders (not to be confused with Daddy long-legs of course!) have more elongate bodies and possibly slightly less spindly legs. The segmentation on the abdomen of this specimen indicates harvestmen most strongly.