Overwintering Arachnid

Overwintering Arachnid

Observation - Overwintering Arachnid - UK and Ireland. Description: As shown here in the first two images, the second pair of legs in Harvestmen are particularly long; they are used as sensors. The far right image is of another member of the Arachnid class – a mite [Linopodes species; Eupodidae family – identified via

As shown here in the first two images, the second pair of legs in Harvestmen are particularly long; they are used as sensors.
The far right image is of another member of the Arachnid class – a mite [Linopodes species; Eupodidae family – identified via the NaturePlus Bug Forum via my post as as “Creatures I haven’t seen before (4)” ]. This mite also uses an extended pair of legs as sensors but here it is the first rather than the second pair. (Thanks due to Natural History Museum staff for their input on the latter post).