Although these two Harvestmen (possibly Leiobunum vittatum) appear to be engaged in a desperate life-or-death struggle, they are actually mating. The larger of the two is the female and the smaller, red-hued individual is the male. These two were photographed on a park bench at the River Overlook near the end of the Buckeye Trail in Dallas’s Great Trinity Forest.

Harvestman - Long Legs

Harvestman - Long Legs

Harvestman - Long Legs

Harvestman - Long Legs

Harvestman - Long Legs

Harvestman - Long Legs

Harvestman - Long Legs

Observation Details

County Dallas
City Dallas
Date Dec 8, 2012
Time of Day Morning
Temperature Cool (50-69°F/10-21°C)
Weather Overcast
Habitat Recreation-Park
Type of Behavior Mating
Gender Mixed
Maturity Adult
Observer Chris Jackson
Main Article Harvestman Observation Location