kereddot's picture

Spider with parasite?

Observed: 9th July 2012 By: kereddotkereddot’s reputation in Invertebrateskereddot’s reputation in Invertebrateskereddot’s reputation in Invertebrates
spider with parasite?
Description:

Note the parasite.

Identifications
Species interactions

No interactions present.

Comments

orchid_b's picture

Red mites

The red parasites on harvestmen are the larvae of Erythraeidae mites - those predatory red mites you sometimes see on dry walls & paths. One species, Leptus phalangii, is a specialist on harvestmen, but I don't know how to identify these.

Jamie from Briantspuddle

Lars Friman's picture

Harvestmen with short legs on

Harvestmen with short legs on urtica: normaly
Oligolophus tridens, but the pic is suboptimal.

Opiliones2000's picture

Difficult to be sure with this picture...

I am sure this is an Oligolophinae. But not sure that we can see a trident, could be some little tubercles like in Mitopus morio.... Legs have got some careneous edges but I am not sure that this is like in Mitopus morio. That why I propose Oligolopus. But color and spines on legs show more a Mitopus morio...

Emmanuel