Hiding in Plain Sight Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading... Related 17 thoughts on “Hiding in Plain Sight” Add yours Neat LikeLiked by 1 person Reply Stunning LikeLiked by 1 person Reply The article you provided lists it’s other common name, the one used around here, “Daddy Long-Legs.” To be honest, I’ve never been too fond of spiders, but these Long-Legs somehow seem much less bothersome, perhaps because they tend to move rather slowly. This one has certainly found a nice colorful patch to pose on. LikeLiked by 1 person Reply The “daddy-long-legs” we’ve seen inside in NZ are different to these outside ones. As far as I recall the inside ones are very fine and have wings. These outside ones didn’t appear to have wings and are very fast which surprised me as I don’t know how they co-ordinate long legs so efficiently! I’m newly intrigued with these “harvestmen” !! LikeLike Reply Beautifully framed. LikeLike Reply I cropped heavily to produce something we could all see easily. Nigel took the “spider” shots – fyi you may have noticed in the comments that Mike Powell gave me a link to info about “harvestmen” – it appears this is a “harvestman” and not a spider! LikeLiked by 1 person Reply I understand your motive for cropping, but it still makes a compelling image. And thanks to Mike for reminding me of something that I had known years ago, but I had forgotten. LikeLiked by 1 person Reply Thanks.. I’m super fussy about cropping! Learning about harvestmen is so interesting – really glad I posted these photos 🙂 LikeLike Reply I love the bright orange color and its wonderful texture, which provides a unique background for your subject. I am not certain, but the really long legs make me wonder if your subject might be a harvestman rather than a spider. Harvestmen, also known as daddy-long-legs, are from the same class Arachnida as spiders and scorpions. Here’s a link to more info about harvestmen in New Zealand that you can check out and see what you think. http://soilbugs.massey.ac.nz/opiliones.php LikeLiked by 1 person Reply Thanks Mike that’s super interesting and also LOL-funny (eg if the common European species is mistreated it’ll let go of 1 or 2 legs which then twitch a short while distracting the predator). I imagine you’re right and this is a harvestman as was the “spider” in the post before.. Live and Let Live. It also said that if you handle them live they leave a stinking odour on one’s fingers – yuk! LikeLike Reply Yaayyy looks like a spider!🌱 LikeLiked by 1 person Reply Sure is 🙂 LikeLiked by 1 person Reply Beautiful picture Liz loved the contrast 💕 LikeLiked by 1 person Reply Really happy to hear you like this! LikeLiked by 1 person Reply It is the truth😊 I love the pictures you share with us, especially the flowers and animals😍 Thank you Liz💕 LikeLiked by 1 person Reply Hi again.. from what Mike Powell told me in a comment after yours, this is probably a harvestman rather than a spider (but still an arachnid). Always learning new things. Mike provided an interesting link to info about “harvestmen” LikeLiked by 1 person Reply This is really interesting information, thank you and thanks to Mike Powell for the link, I just watched on Youtube a short video about Harvestmen 😊🙏😀🌷 LikeLiked by 1 person Reply Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here... Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Email (required) (Address never made public) Name (required) Website You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Google account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Twitter account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Facebook account. ( Log Out / Change ) Cancel Connecting to %s Notify me of new comments via email. Notify me of new posts via email.