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Harvestman ( Opilione )

Description:

Body length approximately 8-9 mm. Very unusual spider

Habitat:

Rainforest @ 1000 m elevation

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26 Comments (1–25)

MacChristiansen
MacChristiansen 7 years ago

Thanks Karen, very unusual

KarenL
KarenL 7 years ago

What a cool harvestman!

MacChristiansen
MacChristiansen 7 years ago

Thanks Lauren, it is certainly well equiped

LaurenZarate
LaurenZarate 7 years ago

Aaron, I am still in shock after looking at all the weird Harvestmen on the link you added….unbelievable!

LaurenZarate
LaurenZarate 7 years ago

Amazing! Can't believe those huge….. Chelicerae?

MacChristiansen
MacChristiansen 7 years ago

Thanks lori.tas

MacChristiansen
MacChristiansen 7 years ago

Thanks LuisStevens

Tom15
Tom15 7 years ago

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.

lori.tas
lori.tas 7 years ago

Mac, my first thought was Opiliones, and a fantastic one at that.

MacChristiansen
MacChristiansen 7 years ago

Thanks RiekoS

LuisStevens
LuisStevens 7 years ago

Amazing!

RiekoS
RiekoS 7 years ago

Nice!

MacChristiansen
MacChristiansen 7 years ago

Still unsure on this one Aaron G

MacChristiansen
MacChristiansen 7 years ago

Thanks LuckyLogan

MacChristiansen
MacChristiansen 7 years ago

Thanks Aaron

MacChristiansen
MacChristiansen 7 years ago

Thanks Gilma

Aaron_G
Aaron_G 7 years ago

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!!

MacChristiansen
MacChristiansen 7 years ago

Thanks staccyh

staccyh
staccyh 7 years ago

Great photos Mac.

MacChristiansen
MacChristiansen 7 years ago

Thanks Dilan

MacChristiansen
MacChristiansen 7 years ago

Thanks Tiz

Dilan Chathuranga
Dilan Chathuranga 7 years ago

Nice series!!!!

Tiz
Tiz 7 years ago

Is it claws it has in the front? Very nice!

Aaron_G
Aaron_G 7 years ago

Looks like a harvestman (Order Opiliones) with giant pedipalps. Super find!

MacChristiansen
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Spotted on Nov 8, 2013
Submitted on Nov 8, 2013

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