All photographs copyright (2003-2013) by Kris H. Light

<strong>Harvestman; Daddy Longlegs</strong>
<em>Leiobunum</em> sp. / Order: Opiliones

It was interesting to see this Daddy Long-legs eating a fly along the Cumberland Trail. These spider relatives, a.k.a. "Harvestmen," are harmless to humans. Do no...
Harvestman; Daddy Longlegs
Leiobunum sp. / Order: Opiliones

It was interesting to see this Daddy Long-legs eating a fly along the Cumberland Trail. These spider relatives, a.k.a. "Harvestmen," are harmless to humans. Do not believe the widespread urban myth that they are "the most venomous spiders in the world, but their fangs are too short to inject the venom in human skin." This is NOT true!!! They are not spiders and they do not have fangs or venom. They eat the fluids from living insects and sometimes dead animals and even juices from plants. Most of their sense organs are located in their long, skinny legs. If you still don't believe me, check out this website: Daddy Longlegs Myth

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