Harvestman caught in mid-molt?
July 15, 2009
Came across this sight on the side of a tree today, I wish these photos were clearer! The white/clear legs on the bottom caught my eye and I believe this daddy long legs is in the middle of molting. I found other similar photos on the site, thought you’d like a few more.
About a week ago, we posted a very similar image, and Eric Eaton thought the Harvestman was attacked by fungus. Your photo inclines us to believe that this might actually be a photo of molting, and that the other photo is molting as well. It seems there are too many legs visible for this to be a fungus attack.
Update: from Eric Eaton
I agree that THIS one looks like it is molting. I’ll stand by my answer to the last one, too:-)