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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.

1 Species ID Suggestions

7yl4r 9 years ago
Harvestman (Daddy long-legs)
Opiliones Opiliones

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misako 9 years ago

Thank you @7yl4r and Sheila.

how strange they are!!! thanks for the info!nice pic misako!gr8 job!

7yl4r 9 years ago

The name "daddy long legs" is used to describe several very different creatures. ( 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. =)

misako 9 years ago

@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:

misako 9 years ago

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.

7yl4r 9 years ago

technically not a spider, but another order of arachnid. They're quite fascinating creatures I think.

strange..looks like a tick spider. :)

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Emeryville, California

Spotted on Sep 13, 2011
Submitted on Sep 15, 2011

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