TL4859 : Seven legged harvestman

taken 22 days ago, near to Fen Ditton, Cambridgeshire, Great Britain

Seven legged harvestman
Seven legged harvestman
Phalangium opilio.
Although an arachnid and related to spiders it is not.
Unlike the spiders, it has no silk glands so is not able to spin a web. It does not have fangs and does not produce venom. It catches its insect prey by using hooks on the ends of its legs.
They are also able to shed a leg to escape preditors, which is probably what has happened here.
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Date Taken
Wednesday, 27 September, 2017   (more nearby)
Submitted
Wednesday, 27 September, 2017
Geographical Context
Wild Animals, Plants and Mushrooms 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TL 4839 5945 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:12.7974N 0:10.2306E
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TL 4839 5945
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EAST (about 90 degrees)
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