Are daddy long legs really spiders?

Answer The house spider is the only spider that is a daddy long legs. However, many people mistakenly call other arachnids such as the harvestmen (Metaphalangium albounilineatum) and crane fly (Tipula), d... Read More »

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Are daddy long legs spiders?

Daddy long legs are long-legged arachnids belonging to the order Opiliones. Also called harvestmen, they are distinguished from spiders by the absence of a division between the head and body. They ... Read More »

Is the daddy long legs the most poisonous spider?

A popular urban legend holds that daddy longlegs are the most poisonous spiders in the world, yet their mouths are far too small to bite into human skin. This myth is false. Two orders of long-legg... Read More »

I've got the daddy of all spiders on my kitchen wall?

Don't hoover it, it might get hurt, poke it with a pen or something and it will run and hide. It's worth having as it will feed on all the little nasties. Years ago there was one on my sister's cot... Read More »

Where do daddy longlegs spiders live?

Daddy longlegs spiders, or Pholcidae, are often found in dark, secluded spaces such as sheds, basements, closets and attics, according to the University of Michigan. The University of Kentucky adds... Read More »