9 June 2015 – Harvestman

DSC00650I don’t know which species of Harvestman this is. It stood still long enough for me to take a couple of good shots.  Some people mistakenly believe that Harvestmen are spiders, but they are not. They belong to the Opiliones order of arachnids. This order consists of over 6,500 known species. They are sometimes called Daddy Long Legs, among other names.

I posted these pictures on bugguide.net with the hope someone can determine which species this is.  If not, these are some good pictures of an interesting critter. If you look closely, you can see its eyes on the top towards the front.


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