Phalangium opilio

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Phalangium opilio
Phalangium opilio MHNT Male.jpg
Male Phalangium opilio
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Arachnida
Order: Opiliones
Family: Phalangiidae
Genus: Phalangium
Species: P. opilio
Binomial name
Phalangium opilio
Linnaeus, 1758

Phalangium opilio is "the most widespread species of harvestman in the world", occurring natively in Europe, and much of Asia, and having been introduced to North America, North Africa and New Zealand.[1] It is found in a wide range of habitats, including meadows, bogs, forests, and various types of anthropogenic habitats, such as gardens, fields, hedgerows, lawns, quarries, green places in built-up areas, walls and bridges.[1]


  1. ^ a b Tone Novak, Vesna Klokočovnik, Saša Lip ovšek Delakorda, Dušan Devetak & Franc Janželpvoč (2009). "Preferences for different substrates in Phalangium opilio (Opiliones: Phalangiidae) in natural environment" (PDF). Acta Biologica Slovenica 52 (1): 29–35.