Opiliones (Harvestmen)

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Picture of unidentified spider - Dorsal

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  • Submitted by: 
    Trishc
  • Submitted: Mar 22, 2019
  • Photographed: Mar 22, 2019
  • Spider: Opiliones (Harvestmen)
  • Location: Willis, Texas, United States
  • Spotted Outdoors: High foliage (includes trees and tree trunks)
  • Found in web?: No
  • Attributes: Dorsal
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This is not a true spider but part of a related order of Arachnids, the Opiliones. There are called Harvestmen or Opilionids and differ from the true spiders in that the cephalothorax (the head end) and the abdomen are fused together to form a ‘one part’ body, where spiders have a distinct cephalothorax and abdomen. The Harvestmen normally feed on dead and decaying plant and animal matter and may prey on very small invertebrates.

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