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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.
Kyle C.
Hatfield, MA

Harvestman:  Molting? or Fungus?

Harvestman: Molting? or Fungus?

Hi Kyle,
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.

Harvestman:  Molting? or Fungus?

Harvestman: Molting? or Fungus?

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:-)
Eric

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