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Eastern Harvestman - Leiobunum vittatum Harvestmen are arachnids, but are not spiders despite their resemblance. Easily recognized by their long legs, with the second pair acting like antennae that are very sensitive to the touch. Harvestmen have some unusual self-defense mechanisms - some species are able to spray a pungent scent as a defense mechanism. Other species practice self-amputation of a leg in order to distract a predator long enough for them to make an escape.<br />
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Habitat: Deciduous forest Geotagged,Leiobunum,Leiobunum vittatum,Spring,United States,harvestman,spider Click/tap to enlarge

Eastern Harvestman - Leiobunum vittatum

Harvestmen are arachnids, but are not spiders despite their resemblance. Easily recognized by their long legs, with the second pair acting like antennae that are very sensitive to the touch. Harvestmen have some unusual self-defense mechanisms - some species are able to spray a pungent scent as a defense mechanism. Other species practice self-amputation of a leg in order to distract a predator long enough for them to make an escape.

Habitat: Deciduous forest

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Leiobunum vittatum is a harvestman in the Leiobunum genus.

Similar species: Harvestmen
Species identified by Christine Young
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Uploaded Oct 14, 2020. Captured May 19, 2020 00:21 in 5 East St, New Milford, CT 06776, USA.
  • Canon EOS 90D
  • f/4.5
  • 1/256s
  • ISO100
  • 100mm