Granddaddy Long Legs

Granddaddy Long Legs or Harvestmen are arachnids like spiders, but belong to a different order Opiliones, where as spiders belong to order Araneae. In spite of the fact that harvestmen and spiders belong to different orders, due to their resemblance some people called them "Granddaddy Long Legs Spiders" or "Harvestmen Spiders". Harvestmen and spiders are different in many aspects. Harvestmen have one body part, while spiders have two body parts (cephalothorax and abdomen). Harvestmen have two eyes, while spiders have eight eyes. They don’t have silk glands like spiders. Moreover They don't have venom glands and are harmless to humans. They eat decaying plants, small insects, mites, fungi, bird dropping and other fecal material.
Harvestmen (Granddaddy Long Legs)

6 comments:

Andrea said...

Birdy, i learned now that the 2-bodied spiders are different from the single bodied ones. I just know they are spiders or arachnids to differentiate them from their 6 legged brothers, the insects. Now, i realized that those spideres the boys are playing with are just like your harvestmen, though with short legs. Maybe they are the Daddy short-legs! haha. I have lots of photos also of spiders, but i fail to post them as the flowers always take first place in the queue.

Sharodindu said...

Oh Man! How do you manage to get these shots? I really love to come back ur blog again and again....

Happy Idd :)

Claudia said...

Wow, ...beautiful shots!

Teuvo Vehkalahti said...

Oletpa löytänyt peloittavia hämähäkkejä. Valokuvat ovat hyviä ja ilo niitä katsellessa.

Teuvo Finland

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picxy said...

Really a grand daddy .legs are too long

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