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Subject: Unknown species of harvestman
Location: Lantau Island, Hong Kong
February 4, 2017 7:17 am
Hi Bugman,
I found this harvestman under a rotting log while I was hiking. I’ve browsed your website and I believe its the same species as the one in
2016/11/11/unidentified-harvestman-malaysia/
I hope you can try to identify what species it is. Thank you!
Signature: Mitch

Harvestman

Dear Mitch,
We agree your individual looks very similar to the Harvestman in our archives from Malaysia.  We will see if we can find a species or genus identification for you.

Harvestman

Subject: Unknown Species of Harvestman
Location: Penang, Malaysia
November 11, 2016 10:05 pm
Hey Bugman,
I flipped a rock and found this harvestman but I can’t seem to find any pictures that exactly match this species. Can you identify it?
Thanks!
Signature: Jon

Unknown Harvestman

Unknown Harvestman

Dear Jon,
Though we successfully identified your previously submitted Harvestman, we could not find any matching images of this individual on Classification of Opiliones or elsewhere on the internet in our initial searches.

Subject: Spider found near Jungle
Location: Penang, Malaysia
November 6, 2016 8:13 pm
Hey Bugman,
Can you identify this spider I found in Penang, Malaysia? I’ve been trying to ID it online, but I can’t seem to find anything that closely resembles it. Thanks for the help.
Signature: Jon

Harvestman: Sandokan sp

Harvestman: Sandokan sp.

Dear Jon,
This is not a spider, but a different type of Arachnid in the order Opiliones, and the members of the order are known as Harvestmen.  We found your individual identified as Sandokan sp. on the Classification of Opiliones site, but you have to scroll down to see the image.  The same image is posted to FlickR.  Here is another FlickR image.

Subject: Identification, please
Location: Crete, Greece
November 3, 2016 12:29 am
I spotted this ‘spider’ crawling at the bottom of an empty swimming pool in Crete, Greece. It was very slow moving, not like a normal spider.
Signature: any way

Harvestman

Harvestman

Dear any way,
This is not a Spider, but another Arachnid known as a Harvestman from the order Opiliones.  The post-production framing on your images is not something we see very often, which is why it is especially interesting to us because the last time we received images of similar looking Harvestmen from Crete, they had the same framing treatment.  The species is identified as
Trogulus tricarinatus on the Natura Mediterraneo site.  According to BugGuide, this species has been introduced to North America.

Harvestman

Harvestman

Hi, Daniel.
Very many thanks for the ID, most appreciated.
I have to tell you that I wrote to you some years ago, requesting an ID for the self-same critter!  I thought it was a harvestman, but wasn’t sure, because the flat body seemed so unusual for a harvestman.
I think your site is excellent, thank you very much.
Carol

Hi Carol,
That explains the similar framing treatment in your previously submitted images.

Subject: Strange insect
Location: Kent, UK
October 29, 2016 4:45 am
Hi Bugman,
I found this on a brick wall in Kent, UK, end of October.
I have never seen anything like it before, are you able to identify it?
Many thanks,
Signature: Mikey

Harvestman

Harvestman

Dear Mikey,
This is not an insect.  This Harvestman is an Arachnid in the order Opiliones.  Sometimes called Daddy-Long-Legs, they are often confused with Spiders, but unlike Spiders they do not have venom.  They are considered harmless.

Hi Daniel,
Thanks for the info!
Kind regards,
Mikey Moore

Subject: Crazy looking tick/spider
Location: Southern Indiana
May 14, 2016 7:34 pm
We were chopping wood earlier today and seen this bug on the bed of the truck. We live in southern Indiana. Thank you
Signature: Casey

Harvestman

Harvestman

Dear Casey,
This is a benign Harvestman in the order Opiliones, a group of Arachnids that is frequently mistaken for spiders.  Based on this BugGuide image, we are confident your individual is in the genus
Vonones.