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harvestmen behavior - Leiobunum politum

harvestmen behavior - Leiobunum politum
Zebulon, Pike County, Georgia, USA
July 29, 2005
I found these two about 10:00 pm while hunting for moths at an oak tree I baited. What are they doing? They stayed together long enough for me to go back to the house and change lenses. Soon after this shot was made, they seperated and went their own way.

Moved from Leiobunum.

Leiobunum politum

Moved from Palpatores.

Palpatores. Male on right.
Palpatores. Male on right.

Thanks for the help.

My guess is mating. Harvestmen (harvestwomen?) are known to mate repeatedly over long periods of time, one of the few animals that do that. Don't know why, maybe they just like it.


Thanks Doug. Mating was my first guess.

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