Harvestman, Daddy Long-legs (Phalangium opilio)

Order: Opiliones
Family: Phalangiidae
Genus: Phalangium
Species: opilio

Regional

This bug has been reportedly found in the following regions:

Niantic, Connecticut
Yale, Iowa
Craryville, New York
Raleigh, North Carolina
Vancouver, Washington

Members' Notes:

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Positive

On Jul 18, 2011, alblueheron from Tampa, FL wrote:

This spider-relative cannot bite humans as their chelicerae are too weak to penetrate our skin and they have no venom glands. Unlike spiders, they are omnivorous - eating insects and some plant material. Some consume dead animals. They produce little harm to plants because they consume mostly dying or damaged tissues. Overall, this is a beneficial organism to have in your garden.

Neutral

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

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.

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