The Poisonous Daddy Long Legs; There has been a persistent rumor circulating for some time that the daddy long legs spider is the most poisonous in the world but cannot kill humans because its fangs are too small.
https://flic.kr/p/WgioBh | Bunny Harvestman, Metagryne bicolumnata, Opiliones | ID by Miguel Angel Medrano from Ecuador: www.flickr.com/andreaskay/albums
- * Harvestman Spider; juvenile * - Trogulus tingiformis : A species of 45 known species of the family Trogulidae. Some harvestmen are known as 'daddy longlegs' or 'grandddaddy longlegs,' but these names are also used for two other unrelated arthopods; the crane fly (Tipulidae) and the cellar spider (Pholcidae). Many species are known for their exceptionally long legs relative to their body size, however some species are short-legged -
New eyeless harvestman species named for Tolkien's Smeagol
Writing in the journal ZooKeys, researchers said the new species of troglobitic harvestman spider, landumoema smeagol, is believed to be found only in a network of caves in Brazil’s Minas Gerais state.