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Harvestman

By Crazius
Spotted this while weeding. Got my camera and chased it up onto a fence and took some shots before it did a runner.

I'll be trying to catch one feeding if I can to show off the amazing crab like claws that are as seen on the front of this specimen. More closely related to scorpions these guys have two eyes on the top of their bodies and they shed their legs to escape which is unfortunate as they don't seem to grow them back like spiders.
This specimen was undamaged.

Tags: Closeup Close-up and macro Arachnid Harvestman Wildlife and nature

Voters: Tina_Michelle, martin-g, adderman and 7 more


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Comments


BarbaraB 11 53 United Kingdom
6 Aug 2006 2:27PM
Amazing capture. Well taken!

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Mayfly 10 485 2 United Kingdom
6 Aug 2006 2:31PM
Nice macro shot, interesting seeing one up this close.

Andy.
Pogs 10 13 England
6 Aug 2006 5:27PM
Good shot but..........ugh!
pamelajean Plus
10 958 1818 United Kingdom
6 Aug 2006 9:01PM
Wow, I like it. Great description. Reminiscent of a scene in The Thing !!
Crazius 10 13 Scotland
6 Aug 2006 9:23PM
LOL, Pamelajean, do you mean the scene in The Thing with the upside down head that sprouted legs? It was a great movie that.
MickS 11 23 14 England
7 Aug 2006 7:19PM
Watcha Richard,
well taken shot of a difficult subject, well exposed and presented, guddun.
best
Mick
pamelajean Plus
10 958 1818 United Kingdom
1 Sep 2006 2:30PM
That's the one !!
24 Jan 2007 10:34PM
very good close up detail. here we refer to these type of spiders/arachnids as "daddy long legs"

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