Long-legs aka "Harvestmen"
Species Phalangium opilio
Harvestman, or Daddy Long-legs, in Taylorsville,
Utah. These members of the Arachnid class of Arthropods are not
spiders, although we think of them as such. They don't have
silk glands so they don't spin webs and most have two eyes
with some cave-dwelling species having no eyes (here's a good article
about Harvestmen). © Carol Davis, 9-13-2--0
All of us have played with Opiliones since they are not
dangerous and do not bite. This particular species is invasive
to the US but is prevalent over most of the globe in the Northern
geographic regions (according to Bugguide.net).
They'll eat just about anything that moves and is small enough to
eat. They are often confused with the even
Spider that people find hanging from webs in basements.
© Carol Davis, 9-13-2009
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