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Family Sclerosomatidae

Harvestman? - Leiobunum politum Opiliones mating dance? - Leiobunum vittatum - male - female Harvestman - Trachyrhinus favosus Nelima elegans? - Nelima elegans Hadrobunus maculosus Desert Harvestman - Eurybunus E. roeweri - Eumesosoma roeweri - female
Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Chelicerata (Chelicerates)
Class Arachnida (Arachnids)
Order Opiliones (Harvestmen)
Suborder Eupnoi
Superfamily Phalangioidea
Family Sclerosomatidae
Identification
At the end of each pedipalp there is a small, toothed claw on the tarsus. Also, the dorsal surface tends to be unornamented, and the body not especially sclerotized.
Range
Throughout the USA and Canada
Print References
Cokendolpher, J.C., and V.F. Lee. 1993. Catalogue of the Cyphopalpatores and bibliography of the harvestmen (Arachnida, Opiliones) of Greenland, Canada, U.S.A., and Mexico. Vintage Press: Lubbock, TX, USA. (online PDF)