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Dicranopalpus ramosus 20289 | by Wildlife Ranger
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Dicranopalpus ramosus 20289

Dicranopalpus ramosus Harvestman

 

Phenology August to November.

 

Description

 

Males are up to 4 mm long, females can reach up to 6 mm. Both sexes have very long legs (especially the second pair, which can reach up to 5 cm), another thing that makes this species easily recognisable is the fact that its pedipalps appear to be forked.Each pedipalp comprises a characteristic apophysis, almost as long as the tibia, emanating from the patella giving it a forked appearance Holds legs at right angles to the body in a typical stance

 

 

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Taken on July 26, 2013