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Photos of insects and people from the 2022 BugGuide gathering in New Mexico, July 20-24

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Genus Leiobunum

daddy-long-legs - Leiobunum vittatum harvestmen - Leiobunum verrucosum Opiliones eating a caddisfly - Leiobunum vittatum Harvestman - Leiobunum Harvestman #3 - Leiobunum vittatum Opilione - Leiobunum verrucosum 8016277 DLL - Leiobunum aldrichi - female harvestman - Leiobunum
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Chelicerata (Chelicerates)
Class Arachnida (Arachnids)
Order Opiliones (Harvestmen)
Suborder Eupnoi
Superfamily Phalangioidea
Family Sclerosomatidae
Genus Leiobunum
Explanation of Names
Leiobunum C.L. Koch 1839
~120 spp. total
Be very cautious trying to identify species without the aid of a microscope. Females in particular are notoriously difficult to identify.
much of n. hemisphere, mostly holarctic
Internet References
Info & anatomy (Fox 2004)
Fact sheet (Newton 2006)(1)