22. Long-legged folk

The 22nd chapter of the “Inhabitants of the microworld” series is called “Long-legged folk”.

Pholcidae, also known as “daddy long-legs spiders” or “cellar spiders” are spiders very common in our houses. These spiders have long and slim legs recovered by small hairs. They are excellent allies because they chase a lot of insects inside our homes. Females use to be bigger than males and have a larger abdomen. Males have thickened pedipalps transformed into copulatory organs with which they introduce the spermatophore into the genital orifice of the females.

This is the 22nd chapter of a series that will bring to us a video per day during this confinement forced by COVID-19.

We hope that you enjoy this initiative, which gives access to a documentary series for free to the world, and you share it with everyone you think will possibly be interested.

Science into Images’s team.