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Phalangium opilio


A bit short of 1cm in length, the body of this Harvestman is mainly brown, with a darker three lobed saddle pattern on its back.


This is an Eurasian species by origin, today cosmopolitan and found all over the world, thriving in a number of different habitats, natural - from mountain grasslands to lower-altitude meadows, but also anthropogenic. Here, observed on edges of deciduous, predominantly oak, (Bagasse forest) forest on France-Switzerland border, in a valley of lake Geneva, just in between Jura and Alps mountains ranges.

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Zlatan Celebic
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Zlatan Celebic

Genève, Switzerland

Spotted on Jun 25, 2018
Submitted on Jun 26, 2018

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