Opiliones (Harvestmen)

Picture ID 51512

Picture of unidentified spider - Dorsal

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Toom around the end of summer start of August no web to be seen and was like this vertically on a wall

  • Submitted by: 
    Caradoyle
  • Submitted: Jan 10, 2019
  • Photographed: Aug 29, 2018
  • Spider: Opiliones (Harvestmen)
  • Location: Wexford , Ireland
  • Spotted Outdoors: Man-made structure (building wall, fences, etc.)
  • Found in web?: No
  • Attributes: Dorsal
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This is not actually a spider, but as member of a closely related group of Arachnids called the Opiliones, or Harvestmen. They are not harmful and feed on dead and decaying plant and animal material and possibly very small invertebrates that also feed on decaying matter. Your photo has lots of important details for identification. The forked pedipalps, extremely long second pair of legs and the habit of resting with the legs stretched out to the sides as in your photo indicate this is probably one of the Dicranopalpus species in the family Phalangiidae. It is likely the widespread species… Read more »

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