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Leiobunum politum fits the harvestman (although I don't know much about these, so there might be other possibilities). Understory of swampy woods, & absolutely huge (easily 5 cm across, including legs).

But it's the red things that I was really fascinated by. Turns out they are parasitic mites. And bugguide.net/node/view/36531/bgimage gives the these as nymphs of Erythraeidae, genus Leptus.

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Leiobunum - Photo (c) Jack Wolf, some rights reserved (CC BY-ND)
anita363's ID: Genus Leiobunum, a member of Sclerosomatid Harvestmen (Family Sclerosomatidae)
Posted by anita363 almost 5 years ago (Flag)
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Leiobunum - Photo (c) Jack Wolf, some rights reserved (CC BY-ND)
anita363's ID: Genus Leiobunum, a member of Sclerosomatid Harvestmen (Family Sclerosomatidae)
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