Location: Hathikhira Tea Estate, Karimganj District, Assam
Date: 27th July 2014
Equipment: Nikon D800 with Micro-Nikkor 105mm
Are they doing what I think they are doing?
They might all be scavenging on a dead bug, like miniature vultures.
I have no clue on earth what this thing is! Hope someone knows!
Note the small red water mites attached.
Opiliones (formerly Phalangida) are an order of arachnids commonly known as harvestmen. As of December 2011, over 6,500 species of harvestmen have been discovered worldwide, although the real number of extant species may exceed 10,000. The order Opiliones includes four suborders: Cyphophthalmi, Eupnoi, Dyspnoi, and Laniatores, and representatives of each can be found on every continent except Antarctica (with the exception of Dyspnoi, which is restricted to North America and Eurasia). Well-preserved fossils have been found...