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Phalangiidae Hadrobunus sp.


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Order: Opiliones (Harvestmen)

Suborder: Palpatores (Daddy Long Legs)

Family: Phalangiidae

Genus: Hadrobunus



Description:
The head and body segments are connected and appear to be a single segment. The area containing the legs is long, with the last segment being very flexible. This specimen is 4 mm and dark red, with a wavy black band running down the abdomen.

Behavior:
Unlike spiders, Harvestmen are omnivorous. Instead of poison glands, the have stink glands for predator avoidance. Most are diurnal. This specimen has a few legs broken off. This adaptation, autotomy , allows them to escape predators by surrendering a leg.



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Last updated 12/13/2004