raysier's picture

Insect on wall

Observed: 15th November 2011 By: raysier
Insect on wall
Description:

Insect on wall approx. 15mm looks like spider but only 6 legs.

Identifications
Species interactions

No interactions present.

Comments

Syrphus's picture

Neither an insect nor a

Neither an insect nor a spider, but a harvestman. It should have 8 legs, but the legs are very easily removed, as obviously two have here. Harvestmen have a one-part body and two eyes on a turret on top, whereas spiders have a two-part body with ~8 eyes at the front.

There are a couple of dozen species, and few can be done confidently from pics.

M.

TRY

recording wildlife with The Recorder's Year on www.hbrg.org.uk/TRY.html.

DavidNotton's picture

Opiliones

is correct spelling

Opiliones2000's picture

Doubt

Is the ocularium white ? So it is, could be more an Paroligolophus and why not P. agrestis. But pattern, spots and color are curious...

Emmanuel