In order to place these arachnids in a wider ecological context and to assess their potential for reducing pest populations it is crucial to accumulate additional quantitative information on harvestman
foraging in a variety of natural and crop communities.
If you disturb a 'spider' whilst gardening at this time of the year take a closer look - the chances are you have roused a sleepy harvestman
Additionally, the total time spent by ovipositing females inside a male's nest may reach four days, quite a long period when compared to other harvestman
What creature has the varieties harvestman
, jockey and wolf?
Defensive chemistry of the basal and divergent harvestman
suborder Cyphophthalmi (e.
Hesperopilio mainae, a new genus and species of harvestman
from Western Australia (Opiliones: Caddidae: Acropsopilioninae).
A new model Gondwanan taxon: systematics and biogeography of the harvestman
family Pettalidae (Arachnida, Opiliones, Cyphophthalmi), with a taxonomic revision of genera from Australia and New Zealand.
The spider Enoploctenus cyclothorax (Araneae, Ctenidae) avoids preying on the harvestman
Mischonyx cuspidatus (Opiliones, Gonyleptidae).
Gnaspini (1996), for instance, described that ovigerous females of the Brazilian cavernicolous harvestman
Goniosoma spelaeum Mello-LeMo 1922 (Gonyleptidae, Goniosomatinae) leave the cave to forage more frequently than males.
In addition, harvestman
endemicity may be particularly remarkable in some areas (Machado et al.
fossil record was reviewed by Dunlop (2007) who recognized 25 valid species and discussed the status of a number of fossils erroneously assigned to this group.
family Triaenonychidae Sorensen 1886 (Opiliones) includes about 480 described species (Kury 2003).