"Jason mask" harvestman (Simambea sp.; family Cosmetidae), found in Ecuador. Despite the similarity with the character of a horror movie, it is not poisonous.    Photo: Arthur Anker

Jason mask harvestman (Simambea sp nov, Discosomaticinae, Cosmetidae) by Arthur Anker

Daddy Long Legs.  We loved playing with them when we were kids.  They were all over the place when we camped in the California mountains over the summers.  I know... kinda weird.

Can the sting of a Daddy Long Leg really kill you?

Myth: Daddy Long Legs are the most poisonous spider in the world.

Daddy Long Leg Spiders are actually not spiders they are part of the Arachnid family, but a different class. They are called Harvestman and have three body segments, rather than two like spiders.

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. note - I love daddy long legs and never thought of them as poisonous :(

25 Most Popular Urban Legends Still Being Told

A group of daddy long-legs of the order Opiliones. (My world has just been turned upside-down)

Are Daddy Longlegs Really the Most Venomous Spiders In the World?

Gregarious behaviour in Opiliones (aka Daddy Longlegs, Harvestmen, or Shepard Spiders)

creepy granddaddy pictures | Daddy Long-Legs Spiders

Perhaps the DEADLIEST of the entire SpIdEr FaMiLy is the dreaded (but harmless to humans , because their fangs are too short to penetrate the human epidermis) DaDdY-LoNg-LeGgs SpIdEr

Funnelweb Spiders at Spiderzrule - the best site in the world about spiders, redbacks, huntsmen, garden orb weaver, funnel web, black widow, recluse, hobo spider, daddy long legs.

The Sydney funnel-web spider (Atrax robustus) is a species of Australian funnel-web spider.

The rumor that daddy long legs spiders are poisonous is nothing more than a pervasive urban legend.

Daddy Longlegs spiders - they were all over the place in Cali. i remember taking some in my room to help with the flies ( i loved feeding them)

You've heard the old wives tale...Daddy Long Legs are poisonous, but their mouths are too small to bite you. So, True or False?  Do you know?

You've heard the old wives tale.Daddy Long Legs are poisonous, but their mouths are too small to bite you. So, True or False?

Daddy Long-Legs by Poison Spyder Customs!

Larry and Daddy Longlegs gearing up for another climb.

Daddy Longlegs

Is the daddy longlegs the world's most poisonous animal?

daddy long legs-absolutely not poisonous!

"Notice that this daddy long legs does not have fangs, but it does have mouth parts like a crab (Photo: Mike Keelling, Flicker Sharing).

Daddy Long Legs Poison Spyder

Daddy Long Legs Poison Spyder

grand daddy long legs "most poisonous spider" myth

grand daddy long legs "most poisonous spider" myth

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