Harvestman (?sp.)
   
Actual size 5mm, Leighton Moss, Lancashire UK

Canon300D with 100mm f2.8 macro lens. f/10, 1/60 with fill in flash

A Havestman of unidentified species. They are in the same class as spiders (arachnida) but are in the family Opilione. Note they have one fused body segment, and only two eyes in the centre looking sideways. Harvestman have no poison glands and are unable to produce silk.


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