Harvestman

Which is leg and which is shadow?

Which is leg and which is shadow?

I thought this was a spider but it isn’t.

It belongs in fact to a group of creatures called Opiliones and is called a Harvestman because it appears at harvest time.

Of the other names for it I most like Grandfather Greybeard.

In America it’s called Daddy Longlegs but that’s the name we give to a crane fly in the UK.

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  1. September 27, 2016 at 12:03 am

    I remember encountering them in the garden as a child…they truly enjoyed my grandmother’s azaleas!

    • September 27, 2016 at 9:14 pm

      Whatever they eat doesn’t seem to nourish them much! I like the name ‘pea on legs’ which I also came across …

      • September 29, 2016 at 2:07 am

        An excellent choice of names LOL

      • September 29, 2016 at 7:27 pm

        🙂

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