Harvestman-leiobunum_rotundum
Fact File
Taken at Stevenston on 6th November 2016 using Panasonic Lumix LX5
in macro mode.
 

 
Harvestman -leiobunum_rotundum.
Scientific Name:
Order:
Family:
Leiobunum_rotundum.
Opiliones.
Sclerosomatidae.
Food:

Description:


Size:


Habitat:
Flies/Found:
Feature:
Small invertebrates including caterpillars, mites, woodlice,
and slugs alive or dead. It drinks a lot of water.
The male has a globular shape and is red-brown with a black
turret containing the eyes. The female has a dark saddle that
is largely parallel-sided and has a black ring around each eye.
Female head-body length 5 -7 mm.
Male head-body length 3 mm.
Leg length: up to 50 mm.
Damp habitats.
Autumn. Maturing from end of July to end of November.
The harvestman's legs can be self-amputated if it is in
danger of predation, but they do not regenerate.
Although both harvestmen and spiders are arachnids,
the two orders are not otherwise closely related.