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Pholcus phalangioides (Fuesslin, 1775)
Cellar Spider; Daddylongleg Spider; Skull Spider
Family: Pholcidae

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© Les Leighton  Email the photographer   (Photo ID #12539)

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Distribution of Pholcus phalangioides in British Columbia
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The Cellar Spider (Pholcus phalangioides) is an introduced species in British Columbia that originated in Western and Central Europe, but is now found worldwide. It is found only in houses in colder regions.


BC: Courtenay, Victoria, Gibson's Landing, Summerland

Source: Bennett et al. 2012

Status Information

Origin StatusProvincial StatusBC List
(Red Blue List)
ExoticSNAExoticNot Listed
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Recommended citation: Author, Date. Page title. In Klinkenberg, Brian. (Editor) 2021. E-Fauna BC: Electronic Atlas of the Fauna of British Columbia [efauna.bc.ca]. Lab for Advanced Spatial Analysis, Department of Geography, University of British Columbia, Vancouver. [Accessed: 2023-03-23 2:58:10 PM]
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