Paroligolophus agrestis

Description

Small, short legged species, legs characteristically thicker in the 40% or so nearest the body. Silvery-grey to pinkish brown dorsal, light stripe on the back, trident with five teeth. Females up to 4.5mm, males 3.6mm. Mature from July and in mild winters until March. Gential operculum on ventral side is distinctive. 

Identification difficulty
Habitat

It often lives in trees but can also be found in ground vegetation.

When to see it

From late summer into winter.

UK Status

A common and abundant harvestman throughout Britain.

VC55 Status

Common in Leicestershire and Rutland.

Further Information

5431 British records - last record 2014

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