Daddy Long Legs
This guy wouldn't stay still so I had to grab his leg for a good picture. Don't worry he was unharmed and left with all 8 legs.
22 Aug 2015.
Longwood Gardens, Chester Co, PA.
Found on Impatiens in the woods.
ID courtesy of Jeffrey Shultz.
Opiliones (formerly Phalangida) are an order of arachnids commonly known as harvestmen. As of December 2011, over 6,500 species of harvestmen have been discovered worldwide, although the real number of extant species may exceed 10,000. The order Opiliones includes four suborders: Cyphophthalmi, Eupnoi, Dyspnoi, and Laniatores, and representatives of each can be found on every continent except Antarctica (with the exception of Dyspnoi, which is restricted to North America and Eurasia). Well-preserved fossils have been found...