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Picture ID 178961

Picture of unidentified spider

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I saw this spider at our property in Val Verde county, Texas near the Devils River. It's total size was a little larger than a quarter. It was fast and hard to capture a good photograph of it.
I've never seen one like this nor have I been able to id it.

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  • Submitted: May 25, 2023
  • Photographed: May 20, 2023
  • Spider: Unidentified
  • Location: Del Rio, Texas, United States
  • Spotted Outdoors: Ground layer (leaf litter, dirt, grass, etc)
  • Found in web?: No
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It looks like a Desert Harvestman in genus Eurybunus. It is in class Arachnida>order Opiliones. Spiders are in order Aranae. The main visual difference is that Opiliones only have one body compartment. Spiders have two that are connected by a tiny tube.
I really like the Harvestmen in this genus, they have unusual colors and markings. Your photo came out perfect, I’m glad you had the chance to see this critter.