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Can you identify this critter? – The answer

Yesterday I posted a photo and I asked if you know what it is. If you missed the post,  click here.

I only had 5 voters (it looks like this post was not interesting!)

Harvestmen (1 votes) – 20%

Daddy longlegs (4 votes) – 80%

Although I tried to give a clear clue: “They have no silk glands and therefore do not build webs”, only one answer was correct. For those who want to find out, this critter is a Harvestman [The Opiliones] (which is arachnids but not spiders).

Daddy long-legs is a spider.

English speakers may refer to hrvestman as “daddy longlegs” or “granddaddy longlegs”, but this name is also used for two other distantly related groups of arthropods: the crane flies of the family Tipulidae, and the cellars spiders of the family Pholcidae, probably because of their similar appearance.

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