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Dicranopalpus ramosus

Observed: 27th January 2012 By: MickETalbotMickETalbot’s reputation in InvertebratesMickETalbot’s reputation in InvertebratesMickETalbot’s reputation in InvertebratesMickETalbot’s reputation in InvertebratesMickETalbot’s reputation in Invertebrates
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mattprince1969's picture

Springtails

orchesella by the looks of them.

MickETalbot's picture

Opiliones indet

Dicranopalpus ramosus, if this is anything to go by; an image of the afore mentioned sp. then I don't think my images are of that species.

Mydaea's picture

It is definitely a female D.

It is definitely a female D. ramosus.

MickETalbot's picture

Respect

With respect to all a link to a positively identified female and male would resolve the confusion. To me the markings, and the shape of the abdomen, (posterior asspect), do not conform to images that have come up in my searches.

MickETalbot's picture

Thanks

Many thanks,
However 1st link no comparison, 2nd link ditto, 3rd, still no closer to being convinced.

If all you kind folk are correct then the markings on my photographed specimen have to be aberrant.

Mydaea's picture

From FSC guide, D. ramosus:

From FSC guide, D. ramosus: Body colour very variable. The elongated female body bulges upwards at the rear.

This is the only British species to have forked pedipalps to this extent.

It is a female D. ramosus.

mattprince1969's picture

Guides are just that

..guides.

The first o.canestrinni I came across gave me grief in the FSC key, because it wasn't included.

I tend to agree that this is probably an unusually patterned female dicranopalpus ramosus.. but as its a new immigrant, I think we have to be open to the possibility of further new immigrants ~ so I don't think we can say this is "definitely" d.ramosus without microscopic examination and knowledge of other potential immigrants from this genus. The first immigrant from this genus was obvious, a second immigrant species could be missed without due diligence.

mattprince1969's picture

it would be interesting to see...

..what the other members of this genus look like.

Opiliones2000's picture

Female of Dicranopalpus ramosus.

Yes, this is a beautiful female, no doubt. There are various and interesting pattern in this species.

Emmanuel