|It took several years of searching the trunks of trees before we finally found this gem of a Harvestman. Megabunus diadema is the most well marked and distinctive of all our native species, but its cryptic colouration and small size (3mm body length), mean that it is well concealed on the trunks of lichen and moss covered trees it favours. We looked in many woodlands searching for this elusive Harvestman, eventually finding it in an area of coppiced woodland at Wellow Park. This is a fast moving species when alarmed.|
|Megabunus diadema habitat in an area of coppiced woodland near Ollerton, Nottinghamshire.|
|UK distribution of Megabunus diadema|
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