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Spider 2157

Observed: 7th July 2013 By: kereddotkereddot’s reputation in Invertebrateskereddot’s reputation in Invertebrateskereddot’s reputation in Invertebrates
spider + mites 2639
Description:

A probable harvestman but are the red dots a parasite of some kind?

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Species interactions

No interactions present.

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The insect is indeed a

The insect is indeed a Harvestman but I cannot identify which one. I have seen the red 'things' called Phoretic mites or Velvet mites. I am not certain if they are doing the Harvestman any harm, though they are referred to as 'predatory'.