Very Odd Looking Spider ?
Location: 214 Taylor Cheney Kansas 67025
July 1, 2011 8:44 am
Found this bug in my yard crawling between the cement porch and a rail road tie..I think it’s a spider but not sure since most spiders I’ve seen have two main body parts..the head and abdomen..this thing looks like just a head with legs.
Thanks for your help and this cool web site.
Signature: Chris Harris
This is a Harvestman or Daddy Long Legs in the order Opiniones. We believe it is in the suborder Laniatores, and of all the images on BugGuide, your individual looks the most like this unidentified Harvestman from Oklahoma. Harvestmen are often confused with spiders and your observations are very acute. Harvestmen do not have venom and they are considered to be scavengers more than predators.