European Harvestman

Phalangium opilio

Summary 7

Phalangium opilio is "the most widespread species of harvestman in the world", occurring natively in Europe, and much of Asia, and having been introduced to North America, North Africa and New Zealand. It is found in a wide range of habitats, including meadows, bogs, forests, and various types of anthropogenic habitats, such as gardens, fields, hedgerows, lawns, quarries, green places in built-up areas, walls and bridges.

Barcode data: phalangium opilio 8

The following is a representative barcode sequence, the centroid of all available sequences for this species.


There are 3 barcode sequences available from BOLD and GenBank.

Below is a sequence of the barcode region Cytochrome oxidase subunit 1 (COI or COX1) from a member of the species.

See the BOLD taxonomy browser for more complete information about this specimen and other sequences.

HA-ANGI-M---I-I--C-I---CCGCGATGAATATTTTCTACTAACCACAAAGATATTGGTACAATATACATAATTTTTGGGATATGGGCTGCTATAATTGGGACAGCCCTT---AGTATACTAATCCGAGCTGAATTGGGACAACCTGGGTCAATAATAAATGAT---GATCAAATTTATAATGTTATTGTAACCGCCCATGCCTTTGTTATAATTTTCTTTATAGTAATACCTATTATAATTGGAGGGTTTGGAAACTGATTAGTCCCATTAATA---TTAGGAGCCCCTGATATAGCCTTCCCCCGACTTAATAATATAAGATTTTGATTGCTCCCCCCTTCTTTTTTACTATTACTATCATCAACAATGGTAGAAAACGGAGCAGGAACAGGATGAACAGTATACCCCCCTTTATCAAGAAATATTGCTCATACAGGAGCCTCTGTAGATTTA---ACTATTTTTTCATTACACTTAGCAGGTGTATCCTCAATTTTAGGGGCTATTAATTTTATTACTACAATTATCAATATACGAACACAAGGAATAATTATAGAACGAATACCTCTTTTTGTCTGATCAGTAAAAATTACAGCTATTTTACTTCTTCTATCTTTGCCTGTTTTAGCAGGT---GCTATCACAATACTTCTTACAGATCGAAATTTTAACACATCCTTCTTCGACCCTGCAGGAGGGGGAGACCCTATTCTTTACCAGCATTTATTTTGATTTTTTGGACATCCAGAGGTTTATATTCTTATCCTACCCGGATTTGGAATAATCTCTCATATCATTAGTCACCAAACAGGGAAAAAA---GAACCTTTTGGAACTTTAGGAATAATCTATGCTATATTAGCAATTGGGGTATTAGGTTTTGTAGTATGAGCCCACCACATATTTACAGTAGGAATAGATGTTGATACACGAGCTTACTTTACAGCAGCCACAATAATTATTGCAGTACCAACAGGTATTAAGATTTTTAGATGACTA---GCCACA
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