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Daddy longlegs

Pholcus phalangioides


Secondary forest.

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StephenJFoley 11 years ago

A Daddy-Long-Legs in the American sense = a Harvestman which is member of the Opiliones .

In the UK we use the term Daddy-Long-Legs to refer to the Crane-Fly such as Tipula Paludosa Other names for this fly, common at this time of year in the Northern Hemisphere, are Jenny-Long-Legs (in Scotland), and Tommy-Spinner or Jimmy Spinner in parts of Yorkshire.

There is also the confusion caused by the "Garage Spider" Pholcus Phalangioides sometimes called the "Daddy-Long-Legs Spider".

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Spotted on Jul 4, 2012
Submitted on Jul 24, 2012

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