Eastern Daddy Longleg

Crawling around a mint bush, leaf by leaf, he has such precise control of each individual leg, legs that are five times bigger then his body.  I found him after our non-stop rainstorm over the past week.  His tiny body, smaller than a dime, has an intricate pattern of brown, black, and cream, but it's the way this Eastern Daddy Longleg moves that I think makes them so graceful and delicate.  Each of his feet ends in a microscopic claw and this particular kind only live East of the Rocky Mountains.  As many adults don't survive until spring I was lucky to see him this time of year!   I hope this addition to my bug collection adds a little color to your rainy day.

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