Wine Cellar Spider Psilochorus simoni

What is that small, pale long-legged spider in the cellar?

This is one of our less common household inhabitants only to be found within human buildings, likes its close relative Daddy Long-legs Spider (Pholcus phalangioides). It is a tin, long-legged, pale spider with a dark band covering the middle of the thorax.

The abdomen is globular and tinted bluish unlike that of Phocus which is tubular and greyish. Males and females measure no more than 2.5mm. Psilochorus generally hides away in dark cellars, often wine cellars, where it spins an open tangle of threads that over time develop a sheet.

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