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Arachnopeon
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It looks like a daddy long legs but has a really odd looking body.

Is it a cellar spider?
 

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The Snark

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Appears to be a preggo Pholcid aka Daddy Long Legs aka Cellar Spider.

There is no one spider species or genus with the name Daddy Long Legs or Cellar spider. Those are just generalized terminologies.
 

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And to confuse matters more, the common name "daddy long legs" is also used to refer to Opiliones (aka harvestmen) and Tipulidae (aka crane Flies). Where I grew up "daddy long legs" always meant "Opiliones", but it is a regional thing as far as I know and the default meaning for "daddy long legs" will vary depending on where you are.

But yes, to answer the question, that does look like a very fat/gravid cellar spider.
 

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...but it is a regional thing as far as I know and the default meaning for "daddy long legs" will vary depending on where you are...
and what you've been drinking.

OP, keep an eye on her. You got eggs in your future. I won't give you a spoiler but how pholcids handle the eggs is fun and fascinating.
 
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