As I said before, this spider has built a really large gossamer web that is so fine as to be nearly invisible. It is not a classic bull’s-eye type web, but rather an extremely fine weaving, like a piece of cloth. The spider itself is about the size of a quarter. It hides in a crevice behind a china cabinet until something gets caught in the web. (or we throw something in.)
Another cool thing it does is, after it’s bitten and wrapped its prey, it picks up the bundle and carries it off crossways between its two hind legs. (Off to the crevice/ larder/ dining room.) Is that common in spiders?
We have had small, long-legged spiders in our place ( mostly on or near the ceiling in the bathroom) that seem to resemble daddy longlegs, or at least my concept of that critter. ( I know the DL is not a true spider.)
In any case, the illustrations in Wikipedia suggest that these are in fact immature black widow spiders, unusual because that species is supposed to be reclusive and these are out in the open, ignoring us humans.
I live in Black Widow land, and I don’t think I’ve ever seen one at ceiling height.
They like close-to-the-ground, secluded places to spin their webs.
Oh, and - I ignore them. Better than roaches, I say.