As the myth goes, Daddy LongLegs (Pholcus phalangioides)have an immensely powerful venom that could instantly kill you if bitten. But no need to panic, the reason we have not all apparently succombed to this deadly arachnic is that there stig is not strong enough to pierce human skin. Sadly this is completely untrue. It has been shown in recent studies that pholcid venom is relatively harmless to humans and even other insects. the spider’s fangs could indeed penetrate human skin, leaving merely a burning feeling. The myth is supposedly due to the fact these spiders prey on more dangerous and venomous spiders, leading to the conclusion that they must be the most lethal race. Just goes to show, some insect scares are all talk!