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What is a daddy Long Legs?

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What is a Daddy Long Legs?

  1. A Crane fly (10 votes [18.52%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 18.52%

  2. A Harvestman arachnid (36 votes [66.67%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 66.67%

  3. None of the above (please post your answer) (8 votes [14.81%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 14.81%

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#61    Simbi Laveau

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Posted 06 October 2012 - 10:41 PM

Yes,its a cultural coinage . Daddy long legs as a spider ,goes wwaaayyy back . Probably to when my mom was a child in the 1930s at least

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#62    taniwha

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Posted 07 October 2012 - 03:38 AM

In New Zealand the daddy long leg has always been the spider version... :yes:


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Posted 07 October 2012 - 04:41 AM

This is Daddy Long Legs:




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#64    GoldenRabbit

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Posted 07 October 2012 - 10:51 AM

In Australia this is what i know to be a Daddy long legs and there are thousands of them living in people homes.

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Posted 07 October 2012 - 08:03 PM




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Posted 08 October 2012 - 08:36 PM

For me it has always been this:

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