Daddy Long-legs spiders are found all year round in UK and are particularly common in the South. They are about 10mm long and eat mites and small insects. They can always be found in houses and sometimes in caves. Apparently if they are disturbed they shake their bodies so fast that they become a blur. Obviously ours are extremely relaxed around humans since we have never observed this behaviour!
I am quite fond of Daddy Long-legs - the name is attractive. I also loved the 1955 film of that name in which Fred Astaire starred with Leslie Caron. I could watch Fred Astaire dance for hours and never tire . . . and I like his pleasant light singing voice. You can watch him here.
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