Unidentified

Picture ID 125736

Picture of unidentified spider

Comments & ID Thoughts

I could not find anything similar to this guy (or gal) online.

When standing it looks about the size of a 50 cent coin. The legs are very very long. I found it on the bark of a weeping willow tree. I tugged lightly at a couple of its legs with a stick and it just let them be moved with it. When I removed the stick its legs went back to their previous position. When I placed it on the ground it moved very quickly.

  • Submitted by: 
    SilkenTime
  • Submitted: Sep 15, 2020
  • Photographed: Sep 15, 2020
  • Spider: Unidentified
  • Location: Newmarket, New Hampshire, United States
  • Spotted Outdoors: High foliage (includes trees and tree trunks),Ground layer (leaf litter, dirt, grass, etc)
  • Found in web?: No
  • Attributes:
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Helper-Harvestman

Hello! You have found a harvestman! Harvestmen (Order Opiliones) are not true spiders, lacking both silk and venom. They feed on dead insects and decaying plant material. They are gentle, fragile creatures, incapable of biting, and may be handled quite safely.