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Fork-Palped Harvestman (Dicranopalpus ramosus)

Observed: 8th September 2013 By: hbrook1hbrook1’s reputation in Invertebrateshbrook1’s reputation in Invertebrateshbrook1’s reputation in Invertebrates
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Species common name?

Does anybody know what the common name for this species is, please?

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It no not have one?

It's often referred to as the 'Vulcan Harvestman' - but is this due to the characteristic spread of its legs, or its forked pedipalps?

Very few invertebrates have common names - including, as far as I know, none of the other species of British harvestman either. Any-one else have any ideas for this beastie? I'm sure BugLife will make some up if required!