Daddy Long Legs
Types of Spiders
Daddy long legs are arachnids in the order Opiliones.
They are also called harvestmen, and to make matters more confusing, crane flies and cellar spiders also go by the name daddy long legs.
One look at the above picture shows why they are not spiders.
Daddy long Legs have eight legs, but only one body part. A close-up picture would also show their two eyes rather than the more common six and eight eyed spiders.
They have the nickname harvester because they are omnivores that harvest most insects and plants that cross their path.
Do Daddy Long Legs Bite? You can click on the link to find out.
© 2005 Patricia A. Michaels