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Harvestmen Spider

Opilione Sp.


Opiliones are known for their exceptionally long legs relative to their body size; however, some species are short-legged. They have no silk glands and therefore they do not build webs. Harvestmen have a pair of prosomatic defensive scent glands (ozopores) that secrete a peculiar smelling fluid when disturbed. In some species the fluid contains noxious quinones.


Seen at Phansad Wildlife Sanctuary.


An urban legend claims that the harvestman is the most venomous animal in the world, but possesses fangs too short or a mouth too round and small to bite a human and therefore is not dangerous.

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Wild Things
Wild Things 9 years ago

Thanks Argy!

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 9 years ago

Yes it looks like an Opilione. Nice shots.

Wild Things
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Wild Things

Alibag, Maharashtra, India

Spotted on Jul 27, 2013
Submitted on Jul 29, 2013

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