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Subject: Crazy looking tick/spider
Location: Southern Indiana
May 14, 2016 7:34 pm
We were chopping wood earlier today and seen this bug on the bed of the truck. We live in southern Indiana. Thank you
Signature: Casey

Harvestman

Harvestman

Dear Casey,
This is a benign Harvestman in the order Opiliones, a group of Arachnids that is frequently mistaken for spiders.  Based on this BugGuide image, we are confident your individual is in the genus
Vonones.

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Subject: Spider?
Location: North Texas
May 13, 2016 6:54 am
Hi,
I Found a spider today in the office.
We have a medium size lake right by us. We usually encounter all types of critters outside but in this case this spider was just “Chill’n” on the wall.
The Spider’s body is a bout the size of a small raisin. Her head isn’t sticking out like most spiders.
This spider was located in Lancaster, Texas.
Signature: Mitzy Guerrero

Harvestman

Harvestman

Dear Mitzy,
Though it resembles a spider, this Arachnid is actually a harmless Harvestman in the order Opiliones.  Your individual resembles this BugGuide image that is identified as being in the genus
Eumesosoma

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Subject: Prehistoric looking spider
Location: Santiago, Chile
April 28, 2016 5:35 am
Dear bugman: I found this in my house… Is it a harvestman spider?
Signature: Freaked mom

Harvestman

Harvestman

Dear Freaked Mom,
This is a harmless Harvestman in the order Opiliones.  They are not venomous.

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Subject: Chilean Harvestman
Location: Caihuín
January 5, 2016 3:07 pm
Hi,
now I can send you some pictures of the Chilean Harvestmen we saw in the Alerce Costero National Park next to Caihuín. We learned that the green spider is the female and the yellow spider is the male, which makes sense because we found them together. They moved quite slowly but that might be caused by the low temperatures.
yours
Signature: Dörthe

Harvestman

Harvestman

Dear Dörthe,
Your Chilean Harvestmen images are quite wonderful, but as a point of clarification, Harvestmen belong to the order Opiliones, and they are not true spiders.  We believe we have correctly identified the species as Sadocus polyacanthus thanks to the Introducción al Orden Opiliones site.  It is also pictured on Biodiversidad Virtual.

Harvestmen

Harvestmen

Harvestman

Harvestman

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Subject: Never seen before bug
Location: Dublin, Ireland
October 16, 2015 2:25 pm
I live in Dublin, Ireland and our bugs are straight forward and little different. We are surrendered by much of fields and forests so we see a lot of normal bugs.
Except this one. Never seen it before. I send a pic of a boy scout leader and he never seen it before either in Ireland.
Signature: Sean

Harvestman

Harvestman

Dear Sean,
This is a non-native Harvestman in the order Opiliones,
Dicranopalpus ramosus, and it was first reported to us in 2008.  It seems to be well established in the UK.

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Subject: Long legged spider
Location: Plainview, Long Island, NY
August 28, 2015 4:20 pm
I originally thought this spider was a daddy long legs variety but then thought otherwise based on the stance and body shape. I found it on my son’s swingset at 7PM on August 28. We are in Plainview, Long Island, NY. I assume it is nocturnal since it was not yet active even with my hand only a couple of inches over it. I saw no sign of a web. It appears to be missing one leg, presumably from a lost fight.
Signature: psinkiws

Harvestman

Harvestman

Dear psinkiws,
Daddy-Long-Legs and Harvestman are both common names for Arachnids in the order Opiliones, like your individual.

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