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Shortlegged Harvestman (Mitopus morio)

Observed: 6th August 2012 By: hydrurgahydrurga’s reputation in Invertebrateshydrurga’s reputation in Invertebrates
Shortlegged Harvestman (Mitopus morio)
Shortlegged Harvestman (Mitopus morio)

2 ids, 5 comments.

Species interactions

No interactions present.

Species with which Shortlegged Harvestman (Mitopus morio) interacts


bugbotherer's picture


Looks like a Harvestman (Opiliones) with a red mite attached

hydrurga's picture

Re: Harvestman

Many thanks indeed for the identification bugbotherer. The invertebrate in question has now been identified as a young Mitopus morio.

hydrurga's picture


Just to clarify, the red "dot", as mentioned, is a phoretic mite ("phoresy" is where one animal attaches to another for transportation only - see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Commensalism).

Dluogs's picture

A very interesting link -

A very interesting link - thank you!

hydrurga's picture

Re: A very interesting link

My pleasure Dluogs.