Picture ID 167818

Picture of unidentified spider

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Fun With Arachnids: This is an Opilione arachnid (not s spider) eating a Ladybeetle from the posterior ventral area.
Today I learned that Opiliones have a glue substance on their pedipalps for grabbing prey. They chew with chelacerae. My photo might show the palps holding the prey, I'm not sure. The Opilione was able to walk and carry the beetle at the same time. The setting is a wet brick.

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  • Submitted: Oct 28, 2022
  • Photographed: Oct 27, 2022
  • Spider: Unidentified
  • Location: Nashua, New Hampshire, United States
  • Spotted Outdoors: Ground layer (leaf litter, dirt, grass, etc)
  • Found in web?: No
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Awesome information and as always teaching new stuff!