Unlike spiders, it has only one pill-like body segment.
It also has only two eyes, does not spin webs, and is not venomous.
Wisconsin Natural Resources magazine wrote that, like the spider, it has eight very long legs that can be 30 times as long as its body.
Are Daddy Long Legs harmful?
A widespread myth holds that daddy longlegs, also known as granddaddy longlegs or harvestmen, are the most venomous spiders in the world. We’re only safe from their bite, we are told, because their fangs are too small and weak to break through human skin.
Why are Daddy Long Legs not spiders?
People often mistake a daddy longlegs, also called a harvestman, for a spider. Like all arachnids, they do have eight legs and tend to skitter about the way spiders do. We often see them in the same places where we see spiders. In fact, daddy longlegs are more like scorpions than spiders.
Can daddy long legs kill you?
The myth probably grew from observations that the Daddy-long-legs Spider will kill and eat a Redback Spider. However, the venom is not actually that potent, even for insects. It had been thought that the fangs of this spider were incapable of piercing human skin.
Are Daddy Long Legs Good in your house?
FACT: First, they’re not spiders, and second, daddy long-legs do not have fangs and none of them make venom. Daddy long-legs are very beneficial to a house or home.
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