Daddy Long-legs Spider (Artema atlanta) is a species of spider in the family Pholcidae. Daddy long legs spider is the common house spiders. It has exceptionally long legs, as compared to the body size. The female body length is about 10mm and legspan is about 50mm (based on single measurement). Daddy long legs spiders are known to be one of the most venomous spiders of the world. However, they are not dangerous for humans, because their fangs are too small to bite or puncture the human skin. They are very common in our houses, but never observed their bite. The spiders in the family Pholcidae are known by a number of common names, including cellar spider, vibrating spider, house spider, daddy long-legger or granddaddy long-legs spider. It's known as "Vibrating Spider", because it vibrates itself and the web as a defense mechanism, whenever it feels threatened.
Daddy Long-legs Spider (Artema atlanta) Male
Daddy Long-legs Spider (Artema atlanta) Female
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