Hey everyone! My mum and sister recently found a large harvestman on the wall of their house down in Nottingham, and from the photos on instagram I reckon it could be Leiobunum sp. A (more info here and here). The green sheen and general patterns on the body, as well as the size (legspan about as wide as the length of her phone) and the location (Nottingham, where there have been sightings before) all suggest this could be the undescribed Leiobunum sp. A.
What is the protocol in this situation for uploading an observation? Obviously it doesn’t have a species yet, so do you leave it at genus level until a species is identified? Or is there a ‘sp. A’ sort of placeholder that could be used?
Mum will upload it on her iNaturalist pretty soon I think, so I’ll update this post with a link when it becomes available, but I thought I would get ahead of the post and try and help out a bit. Also, I think I’m falling in love with harvestmen a bit. Incredible animals!
Thanks for your help :)
EDIT: here’s a photo of it in case you can’t see intagram: