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This daddy-long-legs seems forever engaged with an obstinant leafhopper.

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But another easily handles smaller prey, content to let me watch awhile

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before up & scuttling away.

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Though sharing a moniker with cellar spiders (also called “daddy-long-legs”), these arachnids are not spiders but harvestmen.  They are one of the several Leiobunum species, quite possibly Leiobunum vittatum, also known as the eastern harvestman, one of our commonly elegant residents here by Little Crum Creek.


For an impressive glimpse of several kinds of harvestmen, consider checking out Daniel Proud’s informative series of posts on them.