Subject: Funky Bug
Location: Las Vegas, Nevada United States
April 6, 2013 4:05 am
Hey, So my buddy found this bug on a wall at night while jogging in Las Vegas, Nevada on April 5, 2013. He said it was about 3-4” in diameter from leg to leg. A friend of HIS claims it’s a Harvestman Spider. While I don’t agree (it has similar characteristics, but is different enough to convince me it’s some sort of beetle. Especially since it only has 6 legs), I also don’t have a better answer. Perhaps you can resolve this disagreement?
Signature: Alcanoya

Harvestman

Harvestman

Hi Alcanoya,
We agree with your buddy that this is a Harvestman in the order Opiliones, but we were not successful finding a match on BugGuide.

Location: Las Vegas, Nevada

2 Responses to Harvestman

  1. Joe Warfel says:

    If you look closely and count , indeed there are eight legs (arachnida). In desert habitats common harvestmen genus often found is Eurybunus. This specimen appears possibly a Eurybunus sp. .

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