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Apr 9, 2018 9:22 PM

Harvestman Id.

Hi

I've been going through some old photographs and wondered if anyone could help me id. this Harvestman found on nettles in May in the West Midlands. Unfortunately it's not a very good photograph, I had wondered whether it could be Nelima gothica as it has very pale trochanters and 'knees' but looking at the distribution maps and timing it seems unlikely. Any suggestions gratefully received.

Many Thanks

Jean

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    Apr 16, 2018 1:26 PM (in response to Tiggywinks)
    Re: Harvestman Id.

    When you posted this I was on holiday and away from my books / guides but I'm back home now.

     

    I don't see how it can be Nelima because that has a smooth ocularium, whereas the ocularium on yours appears to have fairly long teeth. It also has a patch on the abdomen. The pale colour may suggest it's a young one and so tricky to identify (?)

     

    Maybe a young Phalangium opilio? As you can tell I'm floundering somewhat. If you're on Facebook there is a UK Harvestmen group.

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