Harvestman

 

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This spider-like creature does not produce silk and so cannot spin a web. It uses the hooks on the end of its legs to catch prey. If trapped, harvestmen have the ability to shed a leg to escape – which explains the 7 legs.

Identified using iSpot

Found on a patch of nettles

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~ by janerc on November 1, 2010.

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