Unidentified

Picture ID 113755

Picture of unidentified spider
  • Submitted by: 
    Finalzodiac
  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2020
  • Photographed: Jun 28, 2020
  • Spider: Unidentified
  • Location: Houston, Texas, United States
  • Spotted Outdoors: Ground layer (leaf litter, dirt, grass, etc)
  • Found in web?: No
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TangledWeb

Nice presentation of a Huntsman! It’s in class Arachnida, order Opiliones. Spiders are in order Aranae. I don’t know the taxonomy any more specifically for your photo. The legs are interesting in the way the segments vary in width. There are few people who specialize in Opiliones. They differ from spiders in several ways. The most obvious is that they have their internal organs in one compartment instead of the two connected ones that spiders have.

Helper-Harvestman

Ahem. Harvestman. (I know it’s just a typo, TangledWeb.)

TangledWeb

Thanks! Yes, I was groggy and things starting with “H” became a literal blur. I should stop now for tonight before The Blurring strikes again 🙂

Helper-Harvestman

Aww, you should get some sleep. Yes, after I spend several hours on SpiderID, I see spiders in everything. I’ll find myself idly staring at swirls and knots in the wood paneling, trying to ID them as Argiopes. Anything with a round or oval shape is analyzed according to spider body shapes. Spiders seem to be my Tetris.