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Spotted this Harvestman in my veggie garden. The body was about 1/4-inch and the leg span was about 1 inch. Opiliones (formerly Phalangida) are an order of arachnids commonly known as harvestmen.
Urban veggie garden.
Thank you @7yl4r and Sheila.
how strange they are!!! thanks for the info!nice pic misako!gr8 job!
The name "daddy long legs" is used to describe several very different creatures. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Daddy_longl...) This is just the one I knew growing up. I only recently learned about them. I think harvestmen are my favorite arachnid now though.Glad to help. =)
@SheilaHitchcockTomasino--I also thought it was the Pholcidae daddy long legs, but as you said the body looked wrong. Here is a link to Opiliones photos:http://www.google.com/search?q=Opiliones...
Thank you @7yl4r--what an exciting find in my garden! :)
is it daddy long legs??i first thought that..but the body is all wrong.
technically not a spider, but another order of arachnid. They're quite fascinating creatures I think.
strange..looks like a tick spider. :)
Lat: 37.83, Long: -122.28
Spotted on Sep 13, 2011 Submitted on Sep 15, 2011