>Daddy Longlegs arealso called harvest men, or harvest spiders.
They eat tiny bugs, dead animals, or the juices of plants. They
have small mouths, so they can't hurt humans. They form in large
number of groups in caves and sheltered places.
They are also called crane flies.
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Yes er, um, well the first is just plain wrong but you can understand why
they are confused.... However they are two very different groups.
Harvestmen are classified and grouped with spiders in the Order
Arachnida and have 8 legs and Crane-flies are insects with 6 legs and
are placed with flies in the Order Diptera. I suppose Crane-flies are
usually called daddy-long-legs in the UK because they are often seen
flying around the house and garden, and they have much longer legs than
most flies. For pictures of these insects see:-