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Observed: 12th October 2013 By: painteropix

Length of body approximately 12-15mm
Colour: Orange/brown
Very distinctive "eye" on middle of body

Species interactions

No interactions present.


stevegregory's picture

Welcome aboard

Hi Lars

Good to have an Opiliones expert on hand.

Best wishes

painteropix's picture

Cheers for the ID!

Never knew how Opiliones differed from "spiders" though not my best subject anyway....Is it not a little unusual to be found around 700 mtrs above sea level?


stevegregory's picture

Possibly not unusual?

Apparently it occurs at 1700m in the Alps, but that is further south! Ref - Hillyard & Sankey (1989) Harvestmen. Linn. Soc. Synopsis.

Opiliones2000's picture

I don't think this is an Oligolophus tridens

I don't think this is an Oligolophus tridens. See ocularium, saddle and carineous edges on legs. I can't see the typical trident of Oligolophinae but Mitopus is of the same subfamily.