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Harvestmen

Opiliones

Description:

These arachnids are known for their exceptionally long walking legs, compared to body size, although there are also short-legged species. 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.

Habitat:

Found next to small stream in heavy forested area.

Notes:

Have seen many brownish examples but this ones orange shade stood out.

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2 Comments

BudShinall
BudShinall 8 years ago

Thanks for the suggestion. Looks like a great mission.

batex
batex 8 years ago

Please consider adding this spotting to Insects of TN at: projectnoah.org/missions/11532372

BudShinall
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BudShinall

Tennessee, USA

Spotted on May 12, 2012
Submitted on May 17, 2012

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