long-legs


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Noun1.long-legs - long-legged three-toed black-and-white wading bird of inland ponds and marshes or brackish lagoonslong-legs - long-legged three-toed black-and-white wading bird of inland ponds and marshes or brackish lagoons
limicoline bird, shore bird, shorebird - any of numerous wading birds that frequent mostly seashores and estuaries
genus Himantopus, Himantopus - major one of two genera of stilts; similar to avocets but with straight bills
black-necked stilt, Himantopus mexicanus - stilt of southwestern United States to northern South America having black plumage extending from the head down the back of the neck
black-winged stilt, Himantopus himantopus - stilt of Europe and Africa and Asia having mostly white plumage but with black wings
Himantopus himantopus leucocephalus, white-headed stilt - stilt of the southwest Pacific including Australia and New Zealand having mostly white plumage but with black wings and nape of neck
Himantopus novae-zelandiae, kaki - blackish stilt of New Zealand sometimes considered a color phase of the white-headed stilt
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The Daddy Long-legs spider, also known as the Cellar spider or Long-bodied Cellar spider, was first recorded for science 242 years ago by Swiss entomologist Johann Kaspar Fussli, as 'Pholcus phalangioides (Fuesslin, 1775)', and was the only spider he described (Wikipedia website).
Daddy Long-legs spiders go through five moults before they reach maturity (Bristowe 1958).
The origin of their name is not known, but some people think it may have arisen from the name of a novel called Daddy Long-legs, written in 1912 by Jean Webster.
BRITAIN is facing a plague of daddy long-legs - thanks to the wet summer.
Stirling University biology professor Dave Goulson said: "They certainly love wet weather and it has been a very wet summer, which means a lot of daddy long-legs.
But when her arch rival, Alicia Bitch Long-legs, scuppers Rebecca's career as a TV financial adviser and Luke's company fails, Rebecca once again has to face life with an impossibly large overdraft.
He said: "Daddy long-legs are normal for this time of year, especially after a wet and warm summer.