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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

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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.

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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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Subject: Six-legged spider?
Location: Norfolk County, Ontario
August 29, 2015 9:18 am
Is this a spider that has lost two of its legs? Or some kind of insect? Seen on a morning glory vine in summer in Norfolk County, Ontario.
Signature: Tim

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Harvestman

Dear Tim,
Your Arachnid is a Harvestman or Daddy-Long-Legs in the order Opiliones, and it is missing several legs.  Like Spiders, Opiliones have four pairs of legs, but they do not have poison glands, so they are harmless.

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Subject: spider
Location: atascadero, ca
April 4, 2015 10:22 pm
Hi. A friend took a picture of this spider. Central Coast California.
Signature: I don’t know.

Harvestman

Harvestman

Your Harvestman appears to be in the family Sabaconidae based on images posted to BugGuide, and it looks the closest to the Snail Eating Harvestmen in the genus Taracus, in our opinion, especially in this BugGuide image.

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Subject: What is this?
Location: Traverse City, Michigan
September 25, 2014 6:20 am
This guy was found outside in a kids Little Tikes wagon a couple days ago. The picture was taken with a cell phone but I’m not sure about the exact size.
Signature: Karrie

Harvestman

Harvestman

Hi Karrie,
This is an arachnid in the order Opiliones, and members of the order are commonly called Harvestmen.

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