Length of body approximately 12-15mm
Very distinctive "eye" on middle of body
No interactions present.
Good to have an Opiliones expert on hand.
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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?
Apparently it occurs at 1700m in the Alps, but that is further south! Ref - Hillyard & Sankey (1989) Harvestmen. Linn. Soc. Synopsis.
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.
Lat/Lng: 56.7474, -3.7101
OS grid ref: NN955630
Spider photographed at about 740 metres up Ben Vrackie