Subject: Chilean Harvestman
January 5, 2016 3:07 pm
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.
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.