This is a Daddy Long Legs - Harvestman (a type of mite)
This is a Daddy Long Legs - Cellar Spider, Pholcidae (a type of spider)
There is no debate about the classification of either animal. The debate occurs because the name "Daddy Long Legs" is used with both animals, even though they are different. The name Daddy Long Legs is apparently also used for Crane Flies, although I've never heard anyone call a Crane Fly that.
Wed 8 Sep, 2010 11:08 am
Well, well, I won't change my poem but I will remember it for the future if I run into another "mite".
Apparently there is a debate whether the Daddy Long Leg is a spider: