Cellar Spiders

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Spider Facts

  • Considered predators, spiders eat other insects, small lizards and baby birds.
  • Spiders rarely bite humans unless their nests or webs are disturbed.

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In the suborder, Araneomorphae, Pholcidae or cellar spiders, belong to a family of spiders containing about 1500 species divided into about 80 genera.

Often mistaken for other spider species, cellar spiders are commonly called, daddy longlegs spiders, granddaddy longlegs spiders, carpenter spiders or vibrating spiders. Confusion arises due to applying the name "daddy longlegs" to two distantly related arthropod groups: harvestmen, which are arachnids but not spiders, and crane flies which are insects.

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