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#145021 - 07/14/05 04:56 AM Spiders
AnnaStrophic Offline
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I saw a Daddy long legs (is this the common name around the English-speaking world?) trapped in a spider's web yesterday. I've never seen a spider caught in another spider's web before. Are Dlls spiders?

#145022 - 07/14/05 08:16 AM Re: Spiders
dxb Offline

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Loc: UK
well there is a thing popularly called a daddy long legs spider, but it is not the same as the daddy-long-legs:


#145023 - 07/14/05 08:22 AM Re: Spiders
Buffalo Shrdlu Offline
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interesting link, dxb, but I think it posed more questions than it answered! I was going to mention Harvestman (men?), because I think that's what we more commonly see around here, (and on the Great Plains) but if there are 3500 species, who knows!

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#145024 - 07/14/05 11:46 AM Re: Spiders
AnnaStrophic Offline
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Wow, dixbie! What an informative site! (just wish I had my old 3-D glasses ). What we have here, then, are the harvestmen, the ones with the single ovoid body and no discernible head. That's what I saw caught in a smaller spider's web. I think I have seen the other kind, though, maybe in Brazil? I'll carry on with the researching.


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