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Daddy Long Legs - What species? - Leiobunum

Daddy Long Legs - What species? - Leiobunum
Guadalupe Mountains National Park, Texas, USA
June 23, 2004

This photo was attached to a companion photo which I frassed due to image quality. However, there was an ID comment there from Terry Thormin which noted that these are in the genus Leiobunum. The comment was dated 11 October 2005.

HOW MANY TIMES DO I HAVE TO TELL PEOPLE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!??????????????
This aracnid is NOT a "daddy long legs!" It isn't even a spider. It is an aracnid, yes, but since distinguishing the head from the thorax isn't possible, this is not a spider. Grandaddy long legs are the little guys in your garage not these.

Both are commonly called daddy long legs. Harvesmen like these are commonly called daddy long legs more then the spiders that are called that. (At lease what ive experienced). It is ok that he/she called it a daddy long leg.

you're right. daddy long legs
you're right. daddy long legs is actually a really ambiguous, common name. in the south, harvestman arachnids are called daddy long legs. cellar spiders are also called daddy long legs. In England and Scotland, the crane fly is called a daddy long legs. its just an ambiguous term. depends on where you live as to how its used.

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