Today I had the pleasure of visiting New Vision Charter School. I was asked a very interesting question. Is a Daddy long Legs a spider? The answer according to http://spiders.ucr.edu/daddylonglegs.html is Yes and No “The creatures most correctly called daddy-longlegs are in their own separate Order which is Opiliones.They are characterized by having one basic body segment which shows segmentation on the posterior portion, at most 2 eyes and all 8 legs attach to the pill-like body segment.””Another creature often called daddy-longlegs are actually spiders. These long-legged spiders are in the family Pholcidae. Previously the common name of this family was the cellar spiders but arachnologists have also given them the moniker of “daddy-longlegs spiders” because of the confusion generated by the general public. Because these arachnids are spiders, they have 2 body basic body parts (cephalothorax and abdomen), have 8 eyes most often clumped together in the front of the body, the abdomen shows no evidence of segmentation, have 8 legs all attached to the front most body part (the cephalothorax) and make webs out of silk.” So there you have it…..both facts seem to be equally true….Thank you for inviting me to your school…..I truly enjoyed it:)