Hellooo.. I’ve been wondering for a while what these kind of spiders are and if there dangerous? They look like a daddy long legs but what is confusing me is…. They make webs…
And I didn’t think Daddy long legs could spin webs so it’s got me all confused. I see a lot of these in the bathroom ALL the time, especially in the corners at the top of the shower/bath. And the basement is infested with them which is why i’m so terrified to go down there and when I have to use the bathroom I walk in there with caution and for showers, I go over to my grandmas who lives behind me. Asking what these are and if there dangerous will probably help me out a bunch. Thank you! :)
Hey there! Sorry for the delay!
I’ve been trying to compile a concise answer to this because I have a tendency to get long-winded. First, that spider is totally harmless. You have nothing to be concerned about. They’re cellar spiders but are also often called “daddy long legs”. The family name is Pholcidae and since I don’t know where you’re from and the photo is blurry, I can’t give you a definite genus or species.
There are actually three animals that are called “daddy long legs”- one is a spider (pictured above in your submission), one is a harvestman (an arachnid, but not a spider) and the third is a crane fly (neither spider nor arachnid).
Thanks for sharing and I hope I’ve helped!
There are 64 genera in the US alone, with more than 220 described species! So depending on where you’re located, you may be seeing different species of stink bug.