Thursday, September 5, 2013

Harvestmen, Opiliones

Although harvestmen have eight legs, they are not spiders. They are in the Opiliones order, a close relative of spiders (Araneae order), both under the same class, Arachnida.

They do not have silk glands, therefore do not build web. Their legs are extremely long compared to their body.

Orange opiliones
An orange harvestman, Pahang, Malaysia.
Orange Opiliones close up
Close-up of the orange harvestman
Orange harvestman, dorsal view
Orange harvestman, lateral view
Another species, Pahang, Malaysia.
Another species, Pahang, Malaysia.