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  1. Paul Iddon

    Long Bodied Cellar Spider (7 images)

    Latin name Pholcus phalangioides, this arachnid is sometimes called the 'Long-legged Cellar Spider' - it is relatively easy to identify due to the very long legs and cylindrical body. I found it in the garden shed - and those long legs sure make it awkward for framing! Paul.
  2. Tom dinning

    Ain’t no friend of mine.

    The funnel web spider is a family of arachnids known as Atracidae. They are mostly found along the east coast of Australia and have a bad but well deserved reputation. There’s nothing funny about having one of the suckers hurl itself at you from a hole in the ground or an overhanging branch...