|Harvestman, notice how long it's legs are|
|Harvestman, Notice the fused body regions and the single pair of eyes|
There are probably greater than 6500 different species of harvestmen worldwide. However, because harvestmen are not very scientifically studied there could be even more species out there.
Harvestmen live only one year, reproduce sexually, lay only one clutch of eggs, which may hatch within 20 days after being laid on overwinter and hatch when the weather gets warm.
|Harvestman, Chasing another harvestman|
To help protect them from predators, harvestmen have scent gland that emit noxious substances.
Harvestmen can be found with mites on their body, the question is, are the mites, parasitising the harvestmen or are they being carried along till we find another creature to parasite.
|Harvestman, With mites|
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