Category Archives: Arachnid

Harvestman – Looks Like a Spider, But Isn’t

We always called these daddy longleg spiders, but they aren’t spiders! Arachnids – yes. Spiders – no. I only figured this out today when I did the research for this post. They aren’t even the only critters that are called daddy longlegs – cellar spiders and craneflies are called that too. Bug Bits Name:  Harvestman […]
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Bark Scorpion – In my Closet in Arizona

Bark Scorpions are usually 2 – 3 inches long, are nocturnal, and eat crickets, roaches and other insects. Scorpions hibernate in the winter. This one was lurking in my broom closet, and unfortunately met an untimely ‘death by swiffer sweeper’. Scorpions glow in the dark if you shine a Black UV light on them, as […]
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Spider Web full of Seeds

The difference between utility and utility plus beauty is the difference between telephone wires and the spider web. – Edwin Way Teal It looks a bit like snow storm today, but the big ‘flakes’ that are blowing in the wind are the fluffy seeds of something – probably a type of poplar tree. Weighing almost […]
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