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Spider above the Bath

Mother Spider with its Brood

This spider has been living on our bathroom ceiling all summer and I have watched it raise at least 2 broods in that time. I have tentatively identified it as Pholcus phalangioides, a common long-legged house spider.  Zoe pointed out to me that the ghostly pale spider shape in the lower right is one of skins that the young spiders have shed as they have grown.

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