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Harvestmen Spider

Opilione Sp.

Description:

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.

Habitat:

Seen at Phansad Wildlife Sanctuary.

Notes:

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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2 Comments

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
Spotted by
Wild Things

Alibag, Maharashtra, India

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

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