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Daddy-long-legs spiders are native to most countries of the world. They are also commonly known as cellar spiders. The daddy long legs has a small, slender body compared to most spiders. As its name implies, it also has very long legs for the size of its body. These spiders are commonly found in basements of homes and in garages. They are a venomous spider, but the venom is not dangerous to humans. The daddy long legs spins an irregular shaped web to trap its prey. The web isn't sticky, so the daddy long legs must quickly run out to wrap the insect caught in the web with silk, and then bite it injecting toxin, to prevent the insect from escaping. Play the following videos to learn more about the daddy long legs spider.