Picture ID 126370

Picture of unidentified spider
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  • Submitted: Sep 19, 2020
  • Photographed: Sep 19, 2020
  • Spider: Unidentified
  • Location: Ireland
  • Spotted Indoors: Other
  • Found in web?: No
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I think this is a Harvestman (the USA common name) rather than a spider. They are both in class Arachnida, but spiders are in order Aranae and Harvestmen are in order Opiliones. The easiest way to tell them apart is that these have their organs in one body segment and spiders have two with a little tube (pedicel) between them. Opiliones don’t have fangs nor venom, unlike spiders they can chew food. So, they have no ability to hurt people.