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29th July 2012, 07:47 PM
Harvestman - similar to a spider
Thought I would post this separately as it is strictly speaking neither an insect nor a spider and has some interesting features.
The overall view showing extremely long legs compared with the 5 mm body.
Note that this individual only has 6 legs. This is because it has lost 2 due to wear and tear or a close encounter with a fiercer creature. Harvestment are actually very docile creatures; although they can devour other insects which they find already dead.
And a close up of the actual body
Leiobunum rotundum female
Last edited by Geoff F; 29th July 2012 at 07:54 PM.
Reason: adding photo
29th July 2012, 07:57 PM
Re: Harvestman - similar to a spider
Nice.....we were thinking along similar lines to today, I also posted a spider....The Grand-Daddy Long Legs in not? a spider???