An easy harvestman

An easy harvestman

Observation - An easy harvestman. Description: You see a harvestman in or near the house with shortish legs, a bit stripey, and probably in the southern half of England - look at what looks like a pair of front legs. These are pedipalps and on this species alone in the UK they are long and forked. The

You see a harvestman in or near the house with shortish legs, a bit stripey, and probably in the southern half of England - look at what looks like a pair of front legs. These are pedipalps and on this species alone in the UK they are long and forked. They are a fairly recent colonist and are under-recorded, and spreading north so plenty of scope for finding the first record for your county. Any county north of Birmingham should get them soon...