Subject: ok!! I found her-spider
Location: livingston texas
May 25, 2013 8:39 pm
A pea sized red body with legs forever. Delicate, spindly, easy three inches out from her body. I’m so sorry I cannot find her anymore for a picture. You do, of course, have my permission to publish my artwork but I most certainly will sue if I catch you smiling or falling out of your chairs laughing. I think there is too much activity on the porch now. It was all hers for 2 years.
Why is it always 8? Is that a leg thing?
Though your drawing isn’t anatomically accurate, it is an excellent rendering of a Harvestman in the order Opiliones. Before we enlarged the images, we saw a thumbnail of the drawing and we knew immediately what you had seen. Like Spiders, Opiliones are classed as Arachnids, but they are in different orders. We were unable to verify the species you submitted, not even to the family level. See BugGuide for more information on Opiliones.
We just posted a really cute photo of Aayla with a Harvestman crawling on her face.