Harvestman or Daddy-Long-Legs
Order Opiliones

On leaf

Spider-like creature, with a short bullet-shaped body, eight very long legs, and two eyes in front. Most eat just about anything, including small insects, plant matter, fungi, dead things, and dung.

They are ancient creatures; fossils are known from 410 million years ago. Found worldwide. Common in Wildwood.

Species are not easy to tell apart, and they have been poorly studied. The group, however, is easy to distinguish from anything else by the ultra-long legs. Might be confused with long-legged spiders, but spiders have two body segments, while harvestmen have only one.

When I was young I feared these as deadly poisonous; however, this is a myth as they have neither venom nor fangs.

On poison hemlock



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