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Daddy Longlegs (Harvestman; Harvester)

image of a Harvester, Front View
Daddy longlegs, or harvestmen, are familiar Missouri animals. They are not spiders, but opilionids. Unlike spiders, they have a fused body form and lack silk and venom glands. More

Daddy Longlegs (Harvestman; Harvester) Closeup

image of a Harvester, Top View
We can easily see differences between harvestmen and spiders. The body is a simple oval, and it’s usually hard to tell where the “head” ends and the segmented “abdomen” begins. They look like all one piece. More

Daddy Longlegs (Harvestmen)

image of a Harvester, Front View
About 6,500 species have been named so far, worldwide.
Daddy longlegs, or harvestmen, are familiar Missouri animals. They are not spiders, but opilionids. Unlike spiders, they have a fused body form and lack silk and venom glands. More