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Harvestman, Daddy-Long-Legs (Leiobunum sp.)

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Order: Opiliones (oh-pil-ee-OH-nees) (Info)
Family: Sclerosomatidae
Genus: Leiobunum
Species: sp.

Profile:

No positives
2 neutrals
No negatives

Regional...

This bug has been reportedly found in the following regions:

Cullman, Alabama
Deer, Arkansas
North Little Rock, Arkansas
, British Columbia
San Diego, California
Cordele, Georgia
Richmond Hill, Georgia
Davenport, Iowa
Hebron, Kentucky
Melbourne, Kentucky
Holden, Louisiana
Skowhegan, Maine
Cole Camp, Missouri
Eunice, Missouri
Kingston, New York
Ronkonkoma, New York
Concord, North Carolina
North Ridgeville, Ohio
Conway, South Carolina
Chattanooga, Tennessee
Crossville, Tennessee

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Member Notes:

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Neutral Magpye On Sep 15, 2006, Magpye from NW Qtr, AR
(Zone 6a) wrote:

Daddy-long-legs spiders, have tiny bodies and very long, thin legs.

They are sometimes confused with crane flies (a flying insect) and more commonly with another arachnid, the harvestman (order Opiliones).

Comparison: Unlike true spiders, harvestmen have a broad, flat body with a wide attachment between their two body parts - rather than the narrow 'waist' of a spider. Harvestmen only have two eyes.

Neutral kathy65468 On Nov 15, 2008, kathy65468 from Eunice, MO
(Zone 5b) wrote:

Daddy long legs do not have venom glands and do not make webs so cannot subdue prey. They live by eating decaying vegetable and animal matter. This debunks the oft told myth that they are poisonous but have fangs to short to bite humans. They will occasionally kill and eat live prey but this is not the mainstay of their diet.

Timer: 13.95 jiffies (0.13945484161377).


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