Wow, that'd be cool if you discovered a new species of spider. I wonder if they would let you name it...mattbikeboy said:Yes, it is an opilionid. James Cokendolpher, an expert on this group, identified your photos as showing a species of Eurybunus (no common name). As to which species, he can't tell from the photo. In fact, it could be a new species.
If you carry a small plastic jar with you on future mountain bike outings and spot another of these, please send the live specimen in the jar (with openings for air pierced in the lid and 2 - 3 drops of water on the bottom) in a small box to:
KRob said:I just want everyone to know before matt gets all the credit for discovering a new species and has it named after him and all..... that I actually spotted the little critter.
Kent is right -- he spotted the little critter. I guess optometrists do know something about keeping the eyes in shape.
Arent kids great? Just when youy think your feeling good the kid gets sick and then gets everyone else sick as wellE ! said:Got a fever. Been laying around all weekend