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Body length approximately 8-9 mm. Very unusual spider
Rainforest @ 1000 m elevation
Thanks Karen, very unusual
What a cool harvestman!
Thanks Lauren, it is certainly well equiped
Aaron, I am still in shock after looking at all the weird Harvestmen on the link you added….unbelievable!
Amazing! Can't believe those huge….. Chelicerae?
Definitely an Opiliones with the 2 fused body segments giving the appearance of a single segment. All other arachnids have 2 body parts, a cephalothorax and an abdomen. It's a great looking beast, and I wish I could help more with the ID.
Mac, my first thought was Opiliones, and a fantastic one at that.
Still unsure on this one Aaron G
There are some really interesting harvestman species on this page: http://www.flickriver.com/photos/artour_...
WOW!! If you would have told me this was some sort of "Lobster" I would have believed you!! That is a very beautiful, and very strange spider, it looks as if the body is hard??!! It is gorgeous!!
Great photos Mac.
Is it claws it has in the front? Very nice!
Looks like a harvestman (Order Opiliones) with giant pedipalps. Super find!
Spotted on Nov 8, 2013 Submitted on Nov 8, 2013
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