Mother Longlegs

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Legendary Pictures Monster
A Mother Longlegs in Kong: Skull Island
Mother Longlegs
Alternate Names SpiderLAN
Species Mater Crura,[1]
Arachnida Acidosasa,[1]
Arachnida Malum,[2]
Height 18-23 feet[3]
Enemies Humans, King Kong
Portrayed by CGI
First Appearance Kong: Skull Island

Monarch reconnaissance video about the Mother Longlegs

Mother Longlegs are giant arachnid kaiju that first appeared in the 2017 Legendary Pictures film, Kong: Skull Island.


The Mother Longlegs' name comes from "Daddy longlegs," a common nickname for various types of insects and arachnids. The "Mother" part of the name comes from the fact that Mother Longlegs is an all-female species.[3]


Mother Longlegs are gigantic spider-like creatures that stand around 20 feet tall. They possess incredibly long legs that resemble bamboo stalks, allowing them to blend in seamlessly with the surrounding forests, with their legs posing as plants and their upper bodies held high above the canopy. Mother Longlegs' faces resemble skulls, being white in color with large black eyes. In addition to their eight legs, Mother Longlegs possess two additional limbs located closer to their heads, which are equipped with pincer-like claws.



Kong: Skull Island

While Preston Packard and his men were passing through a dense bamboo forest on Skull Island, one of the soldiers was impaled through his mouth by the leg of a Mother Longlegs. The other soldiers looked up at the canopy and saw the colossal arachnid's body moving across the treetops. They immediately opened fire on the creature, which retaliated by trying to stab the men with her legs and using the tentacle-like structures in her mouth to try and eat them. The soldiers retaliated by slicing off the tips of the Mother Longlegs' limbs with machetes and firing on her cephalothorax, with the latter finally toppling her. Packard approached the fallen creature and fired several rounds into her head with his pistol until she died.



Mother Longlegs are perfectly adapted for camouflage in the dense forests of Skull Island. With their limbs resembling bamboo stalks and their bodies held high above the forest canopy, Mother Longlegs blend in seamlessly with the forest, allowing them to attack unaware prey that passes through their territory.[3]


The Mother Longlegs' legs are razor-sharp, and can be used as deadly spears. Once a Mother Longlegs uses its legs to immobilize its prey, it will use them inject venom into its victim's body and start to absorb nutrients from it.[3]


The Mother Longlegs can release muscular tendrils from their underbelly to ensnare immobilized prey and drag them into their open stomach.[1]


Due to being an all-female species, the Mother Longlegs are capable of asexual reproduction.[3]


The Mother Longlegs is not particularly durable, as its legs are easily severed by knives and bullets. Once the Mother Longlegs' legs were removed and it was brought to the ground by gunfire, she was swiftly killed by Packard. Multiple Mother Longlegs were nowhere near a match for King Kong, who easily killed all of them in a relatively short struggle.


Skull Island: The Birth of Kong

Over the Rainbow

Several Mother Longlegs entered the Iwi village in 1995 after Walter R. Riccio blew open the wall with explosives. The creatures killed several people, including Evgenij Medov, before Kong arrived to save the villagers. Kong easily killed all of the Mother Longlegs and the man responsible for bringing them into the village, then left after meeting Aaron Brooks face-to-face.


Main article: Mother Longlegs/Gallery.


The Mother Longlegs' scene

In Other Languages

  • Japanese: Bamboo-Spider (バンブー・スパイダー,   Banbū Supaidā)


  • The Mother Longlegs may be a reference to the crab-spiders from the cut "Spider Pit" sequence in the original King Kong.
  • The Mother Longlegs has been given three different scientific names in official media.


This is a list of references for Mother Longlegs. These citations are used to identify the reliable sources on which this article is based. These references appear inside articles in the form of superscript numbers, which look like this: [1]

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19 months ago
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That sounds like a pornstar name.


18 months ago
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These chicks make Kumonga normal Lol.


22 months ago
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Mother Longlegs species is Prehistoric arachnids


22 months ago
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It's funny that Mother Longlegs has the same color as Kumonga.


22 months ago
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I thought this creature was a reference to Kumoga.

The King of the Monsters

22 months ago
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I don't think it's a reference to Kumonga any more than any other giant spider in a movie is a reference to Kumonga.

Green Blob Thing

22 months ago
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This monster was disgusting in the film.

Shin Varan

23 months ago
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Of course there has to be spiders on that island.... but I really like the concept that they are 100 % camouflaged and can't be seen until it's to late.


23 months ago
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I love that quote. "FEAR THE FOREST"

The King of the Monsters

23 months ago
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23 months ago
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