Are 'Daddy Long Legs' specified as spiders?
#33454. Asked by LOTRluver. (May 11 03 10:46 PM)
Depend which 'Daddy Long Legs' you are refering to. |
TWO daddy longlegs could have 14 legs between them.
Well 1 of them has 6 and the other has 8.
Daddy longlegs is the name applied to the harvestman , an arachnid, and to the crane fly , an insect.
Arachnids have eight legs, like any spider.
Insects have six.
arachnid, often called daddy longlegs because of its eight long, slender legs. The harvestman has a rounded or oval body possessing glands that give off an acrid scent. Its food consists of a variety of organic materials, including fluids from fruits and vegetation, animal tissue, and even other harvestmen. The unrelated crane fly is also called daddy longlegs because of its long legs. Harvestmen are classified in the phylum Arthropoda , class Arachnida, order Opiliones
true fly resembling a mosquito, often called daddy longlegs because of its six long, delicate legs. (The harvestman , also called daddy longlegs, belongs to an unrelated order.) Most species of crane flies have a single pair of wings and slender bodies. They feed upon plant substances and frequent damp places in pastures and meadows. Crane flies belong to the phylum Arthropoda , class Insecta, order Diptera, family Tipulidae
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