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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 12 years ago
Harvestman (Daddy long-legs)
Opiliones Opiliones

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misako 12 years ago

Thank you @7yl4r and Sheila.

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

7yl4r 12 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 12 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 12 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 12 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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