There are two different species of insects in Australia that are known as Daddy Long Legs.
Both are Arachnids, but only one is a spider.
The most common is from the family Pholcidae that belong to a group of about 12 Australian species known as â€śTangle Web Spidersâ€ť. Logically, the group name comes from their tendency to construct irregular webs with no apparent pattern.
These spiders, also called Cellar Spiders, and are probably the most commonly seen spiders inside Australian homes. They are often found around humans in houses, garages and sheds. They can usually be found living in their webs in the corners of rooms of houses, and more often than not, in bathrooms.
They have two distinct parts to their bodies, separated by a narrow waist, eight eyes and eight long spindly legs.