Picture ID 96494

Picture of unidentified spider

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What an odd looking spider. It does not seem to have separate head, just a whole body. We found this when we climbed one of the mountains in the province.

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  • Submitted: Nov 28, 2019
  • Photographed: Oct 12, 2019
  • Spider: Unidentified
  • Location: Malaybalay City, Philippines
  • Spotted Outdoors: Low foliage (shrubs, herbs, garden, excluding flowers),High foliage (includes trees and tree trunks),Ground layer (leaf litter, dirt, grass, etc),Under rock, log, or debris,Open field, pasture, prairie, grassland
  • Found in web?: No
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This is a Harvestman. Hey are in class Arachnida, order Opiliones. Spiders are in class Arachnida, order Araneae. In other words, this is an arachnid, but it isn’t a spider. You described one of the major differences- Opiliones have all their guts and brain in one segment of exoskeleton. Spiders have their head in a segment separate from their abdomens. Spiders have fangs and venom and drink their food only. Opiliones don’t have fangs or venom, but they can chew solid food. Because it is difficult enough to identify the spiders of the world, we don’t try to identify other… Read more »