I just caught a granddaddy long legs and it has
approximately 8 red bulbous "things" attached to it. A couple are
attached to the body and the rest are on its legs. What could this
I would guess parasitic mites.
Richard E. Barrans Jr., Ph.D.
PG Research Foundation, Darien, Illinois
Possibly parasitic mites, see the photo at:
They are NOT egg sacs, harvestmen lay eggs directly into the soil.
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