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Cellar Spider

Pholcidae (Family)

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Cellar spiders construct irregular, messy webs in secluded corners and undisturbed areas. Females lay eggs in small clusters, which they carry in their mouths until they hatch. These spiders are known for their habit of vibrating rapidly in their wes when disturbed.


Cellar spiders feed on insects and other small spiders. They often hunt other spiders, including more dangerous species like Black Widows, by immobilizing them with their long legs and wrapping them in silk.

Cellar spiders, belonging to the family Pholcidae, are common household spiders known for their long, slender legs and web-building habits. They are often found in dark, damp areas such as basements and cellars, hence their name.


Cellar spiders are small to medium-sized, with bodies typically around 0.5 inches long and leg spans up to 2 inches. They have elongated, cylindrical bodies and long, delicate legs. They are usually pale yellow, light brown, or grey.


Cellar spiders thrive in dark, moist environments such as basements, cellars, attics, and crawl spaces. They can also be found in outdoor structures like sheds and garages. They prefer undisturbed locations where their webs can remain intact.

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