Daddy Long-legs Spiders
Also known as “house spiders”, “cellar spiders”, and “vibrating spiders”. They are characterized by small bodies, cylindrical abdomens, and very long, fragile, legs up to 50 mm long. Venomous to their prey, but harmless to humans.
Builds non-adhesive, messy webs that trap insects with their irregular structures. Usually hangs upside down in the web. Vibrates its web or hangs from a strand and spins rapidly when threatened, which makes it almost invisible. Vibrates webs of other spiders to draw them out and eat them.
Daddy long-legs spiders feed on insects and other spiders, and resort to cannibalism when necessary.
Damp dark places in crevices, caves, and urban structures.