Thursday, 4 September 2014


Almost perfectly camouflaged on the back door to the garage was this Harvestman. At first glance it looks like a spider but unlike spiders it only has one main body section and only one pair of eyes:

Harvestman DSCN3284

Harvestman DSCN3286

With its tiny body and l-o-n-g legs it is sometimes know as 'daddy longlegs' or 'granddaddy longlegs'. They do not produce poison and their diet includes small insects, all kinds of plant life and fungi.


  1. The second shot is a beauty.

    1. Adrian - a crop from the Nikon held with the lens touching the wooden door. Worked out better than I expected.

  2. Replies
    1. TWG: They do look strange with their legs laid flat.

  3. Oh, what a cutie John! I've never seen one so enjoyed reading about it here! Lovely captures!


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