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Harvestmen

Opiliones

Description:

Brown in color, darker on top, and large legs.

Habitat:

Spotted at Inwood Hill Park New York, USA.

Notes:

Kingdom: Animalia Phylum: Arthropoda Subphylum: Chelicerata Class: Arachnida Order: Opiliones

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3 Comments

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 6 days ago

I haven't found out yet Jordi. Maybe they fight too much.. maybe as you say they release them as a defence.. maybe they just aren't very well connected in the first place. They look like they would make a popping noise when they come off. I guess they just grow another one next moult. Anyway so often they have seven or six or five.. haven't seen any with none yet though. LOL!
http://www.amazingnature.us/spiders/harv...

JordiPrats
JordiPrats 6 days ago

Hi Mark, thanks for your comments, why is that? as a defensive strategy with predators?

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway a week ago

Excellent. It's got the right number of legs too. So often they're one or too short.

JordiPrats
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JordiPrats

New York, New York, United States

Spotted on Oct 4, 2020
Submitted on Apr 4, 2021

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