Platybunus triangularis

    Alternative names
    Rilaena triangularis

    It usually has a pale brown saddle but this is variable. Each eye is surrounded by a ring of 7-10 pale pointed tubercles. It has a trident with a single small tubercle in the middle of a dark band.

    Identification difficulty

    Found on low vegetation in hedgerows and woodland.

    When to see it

    Spring and summer. Sometimes called the Spring Harvestman as it is usually the only adult harvestman to be found at this time of year.

    UK Status

    Common and widespread throughout Britain.

    VC55 Status

    Common in Leicestershire and Rutland.

    Further Information

    3975 British records - last record  2014

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