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Opilio parietinus - Moulting (1/2) Subadult Opilio parietinus almost done stripping off an old skin :o)<br />
Different leg posture here:<br />
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Different leg posture here:<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/68049/opilio_parietinus_moulting_-_rotterdam20130718_0296.html<br />
This image was taken in Rotterdam 2013-07-18 before the population (one of the last two known in NL) was eradicated by stupid human interference. Geotagged,Netherlands,Opilio,Opilio parietinus,Opiliones,Phalangiidae" /></a></figure><br />
This image was taken in Rotterdam 2013-07-18 before the population (one of the last two known in NL) was eradicated by stupid human interference. Geotagged,Netherlands,Opilio,Opilio parietinus,Opiliones,Phalangiidae Click/tap to enlarge

Opilio parietinus - Moulting (1/2)

Subadult Opilio parietinus almost done stripping off an old skin :o)
Different leg posture here:

Opilio parietinus - Moulting (2/2) Subadult Opilio parietinus almost done stripping off an old skin :o)<br />
Different leg posture here:<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/68049/opilio_parietinus_moulting_-_rotterdam20130718_0296.html<br />
This image was taken in Rotterdam 2013-07-18 before the population (one of the last two known in NL) was eradicated by stupid human interference. Geotagged,Netherlands,Opilio,Opilio parietinus,Opiliones,Phalangiidae

This image was taken in Rotterdam 2013-07-18 before the population (one of the last two known in NL) was eradicated by stupid human interference.

    comments (2)

  1. That is awesome!! What a cool capture! Posted 10 months ago
    1. Thanks Christine - just lucky to arrive at the right moment :o) Posted 10 months ago

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''Opilio parietinus'' is a species of harvestman. It is found in Europe and North America.

It is similar to ''O. canestrinii'', but has dark spots on its coxae, and is generally more of a grayish green color. Like ''O. canestrini'' it was often found on house walls in central Europe, but has by now almost everywhere been replaced by this invasive species.

Similar species: Harvestmen
Species identified by Pudding4brains
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By Pudding4brains

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Uploaded Oct 21, 2018. Captured in Giessenbaan 17, 3042 RP Rotterdam, Netherlands.