Unidentified

Picture ID 125902

Picture of unidentified spider

Comments & ID Thoughts

All black. Small body. Living on garden gate. No visable web. Doesn't look like a cellar spider. Any ideas?

  • Submitted by: 
    GGUK
  • Submitted: Sep 16, 2020
  • Photographed: Sep 16, 2020
  • Spider: Unidentified
  • Location: Newton-Le-Willows, United Kingdom
  • Spotted Outdoors: Man-made structure (building wall, fences, etc.)
  • Found in web?: No
  • Attributes:
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Helper-Harvestman

Greetings! This is a harvestman (Order Opiliones), an arachnid related to spiders but lacking both silk and venom. They are both gentle and delicate and may be safely handled by shepherding them into an open hand. If he is in your way, you can get him to move by picking a blade of grass and touching one of his legs. He should move in the opposite direction. If that fails, you can prompt him by blowing on him and tapping him more with the blade of grass.

Helper-Harvestman

You are very welcome! I’m so glad to hear that.