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a daddy longlegs walking across a leaf in Michigan
July 1, 2016

Larger Than Life

A harvestman cuts an intimidating figure, here silhouetted against a sunlit leaf in the Hofma Preserve in Grand Haven, Michigan. Also known as daddy longlegs, these creatures are often mistakenly labeled as spiders. Though both spiders and harvestmen are arachnids, harvestmen are closely related to the scorpion.

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Photograph by Michael Monfore, National Geographic Your Shot

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