Found wandering over fresh snow in alpine zone
Spider with orange thorax and brown body. Found in the bush in damp dark place with a pile of germinating kahikatea seeds. What is it?
Harvestman at moth light
Harvestmen fighting at a moth light
Arañas conocidas regionalmente como tarántulas. Asociadas en grandes grupos (cientos).
Eight spindly black legs connecting to a tiny oval body. At the front of its body a small bump holds its two eyes. A dark brown pattern runs down the center of its lighter brown body.
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...