A relatively small harvestman of around 5mm body length and with medium length legs. Males are often dark. It has a prominent trident with the middle tubercle leaning forwards, plus long tubercles on the ocularium with the front one being the longest. It also has impressive armour on the pedipalps with long tubercles on the femur especially.
Oligolophus tridens also has a prominent trident but this species lacks the long tubercles on the ocularium.
- Prominent trident with the middle tubercle leaning forwards
- Long tubercles on the ocularium with the front one being the longest
- Long tubercles on the femur of the pedipalps
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Largely a harvestman of deciduous woodland.
Summer to early winter mainly.
Widespread in Britain, but not particularly common.
Infrequently recorded in Leicestershire and Rutland.
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