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  • A small oval spider with long legs perched on a fern in a forest.
    Daddy longlegs at the Charlie Elliott Wildlife Center. Photo by Gary Peeples, USFWS.

    Daddy longlegs

    February 20, 2009 | 2 minute read

    Transcript Greetings and welcome to the Southern Appalachian Creature Feature. Slides, and swings are quickly forgotten when there’s a daddy longlegs in the vicinity and our three-year old focuses her efforts on picking up the fragile arachnid with her tiny hands. Though daddy longlegs are arachnids, they aren’t spiders. They lack silk glands and don’t have as many eyes as spiders. While a spider’s two body sections are distinct, in a daddy longlegs they come together such that they give the appearance of a single-sectioned oval body.  Learn more...

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