Harvestmen (Granddaddy Long Legs)
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.