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Observed: 6th September 2013 By: bev99ward
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Species interactions

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bev99ward's picture

Is anyone able to identify

Is anyone able to identify this please

leenestofvipers's picture

def Dicranopalpus ramosus

It has a very distinctive way of holding its legs out. An introduced species with distinctive pedipalps which look similar to a tuning fork.

Wildlife Ranger's picture

Harvestman

Probably the only Hravestman in the UK with crab like pincers it generally lives overhead in trees or the upper vegetation layers (particularly sycamore) and may have been blown down by autumnal breezes

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stevegregory's picture

Very common on walls too

Very common on walls too - I first saw it on a stone church tower back in 1992. Now abundant everywhere around here (central southern England).

leenestofvipers's picture

Indeed

Very abundant here too in Monmouthshire.