FAUNA and FUNGHI of MALTA
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Pholcus phalangioides  Fuesslin, 1775
Taxonomical Classification:  Animalia / Arthropoda / Arachnida / Araneae / Pholcidae
Long-Bodied Cellar Spider     Brimba tad-Djar
Further Information:
A troglophile species, the spider is usually found in caves and cellars.
Females can have a body length of 8 mm; males are slightly smaller.
The spider feeds on small arthropods which become ensnared in its web, but it has been known to invade other spider's webs to devour them.






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