the most common spiders in and around the house, the daddy longlegs is
probably imported from Europe. They make rather messy looking
webs (the web doesn't show in this picture) in cellars and other dark
storage spaces. Although they
often create panic, especially when they suddenly show up unexpectedly,
daddy longlegs are harmless.
Since the daddy longlegs generally
hides in dark spaces, it is unusual to see one out in the
sunlight. This one had just been shaken out of a box where it had
spun its tangled web.
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