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Harvestmen

Opiliones

Description:

I have a good one at first i see a spider then i found out is not a spider, it has antennas, never seen it before is about 6 cm diameter photo take at night at home, red rust color and white cream marks.There are over 6,500 species of harvestmen have been discovered worldwide, although the real number of extant species may exceed 10,000. The difference between harvestmen and spiders is that in harvestmen the two main body sections (the abdomen with ten segments and cephalothorax, or prosoma and opisthosoma) are broadly joined, so that they appear to be one oval structure; they also have no venom or silk glands. In more advanced species, the first five abdominal segments are often fused into a dorsal shield called the scutum, which is normally fused with the carapace. Wikipedia.

Habitat:

Found them worldwide.


1 species ID suggestions

Aaron_G
Aaron_G 2 years ago
Harvestman
Order Opiliones Opiliones

4 Comments

Gerardo Aizpuru
Gerardo Aizpuru 2 years ago

Indeed this is a really fat one Goody :)

Aaron_G
Aaron_G 2 years ago

They almost look too fat for their legs, don't they? :-)

Gerardo Aizpuru
Gerardo Aizpuru 2 years ago

That is fast wow thanks Goody!

Aaron_G
Aaron_G 2 years ago

NIce spotting! This is one of the short-legged harvestmen.

Mexico

Lat: 20.85, Long: -86.88

Spotted on May 18, 2012
Submitted on May 18, 2012

Reference

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