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Harvestman (Nuncia spp.)

Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Arachnida
Order: Opiliones
Suborder: Laniatores
Superfamily: Triaenonychioidea
Family:T riaenonychidae
Genus: Nuncia
Species : Nuncia spp.
Common name: Smooth Hard Bodied Harvestman

Most harvestmen from the family Triaenonychidae are from three to five millimetres long. Legs are almost always short, measuring from four to twelve mm. The armed pedipalps are large and much stronger than the legs.

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A nest found Upper Arawhata Road, Taranaki

This slow-moving harvestman of the genus Nuncia was found under Tradescantia fluminensis on the Te Henui Walkway.


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