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Harvestman

Opiliones sp.

Description:

Opiliones are known for their exceptionally long legs relative to their body size. The most obvious difference between harvestmen and spiders is that in harvestmen the connection between the cephalothorax and abdomen is broad, so that the body appears to be a single oval structure. Many species are omnivorous, eating primarily small insects and all kinds of plant material and fungi; some are scavengers, feeding upon dead organisms, bird dung and other fecal material. The feeding apparatus (stomotheca) differs from most arachnids in that Opiliones can swallow chunks of solid food, not only liquids.

Habitat:

Feeding with a ground beetle on the path through an urban park.

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gatorfellows
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gatorfellows

Texas, USA

Spotted on Oct 31, 2013
Submitted on Nov 2, 2013

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