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13 Comments

isscarr
isscarr 12 years ago

It's fascinating!

ChunXingWong
ChunXingWong 12 years ago

That is one big Harvestman, all the harvestmen I've seen are all skinny.

Yes guys it belong to the Arachnida Family, and it seems to be very common in the coastal temperate rain forest of Chile, it was the first time that i saw one though...

Carolina
Carolina 13 years ago

Well I don't know about that! We need an arachnid specialist here. And yes Wikipedia helps a lot, but only as reference.

koixtreme
koixtreme 13 years ago

Thanxzzz Carolina
Wikipedia does help a lot!
Interesting though is that I presume the HIND LEGS of this guy are the "big" ones, for either scaring off enemies or for a specialized feeding purpose...?

Carolina
Carolina 13 years ago

Yes, koixtreme. It belongs to an order of arachnids. You guys can read more here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Opiliones

koixtreme
koixtreme 13 years ago

I would say a spider or at least that creature belongs to the arachnids...also very new to me.
I know you get spiders which look like certain insects in order to live within their community...have you got any bug that maybe looks like that spider-bug?

Korina Abbott
Korina Abbott 13 years ago

Amazing!

Gina9210
Gina9210 13 years ago

Thanks Carolina i was gabs smack when I saw this interesting, fascinating, full of character creatures. I got more question now, what is it?

Carolina
Carolina 13 years ago

No, Gina! It is not a spider, but it looks like one isn't?

Gina9210
Gina9210 13 years ago

Wow! very very interesting, Patricio this fascinating creature is it a kind of spider? and how does it moves, is it forward with the claw( if its claw) or does it moves pulling it? is it common in Chile? sorry for all my question but really I never seen anything like that before.

yeah it's scary but inoffensive, is not poisonous, and its colours are amazing

Nadi88
Nadi88 13 years ago

scaring but also so fascinating!

IX Región de la Araucanía, Chile

Spotted on Dec 9, 2010
Submitted on May 16, 2011

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