Monday, August 07, 2006

The Harvestman

The Harvestman
(Phalangium opilio) may look like a spider but it isn't one, it belongs to the group Opiliones which are closely related to Arachnids. Unlike spiders Harvestmen have a one-piece body, the head and thorax are attached to its abdomen. Harvestmen do not make webs nor do they have poison. They can defend themselves from attack by secreting a strong smelling fluid. There are about 26 species of harvestmen in Britain. Body Length 4mm

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