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Related to harvestman: Phalangium opilio, Opiliones

harvestmen

the order Opiliones (Arachnida) which live in leaf litter and have the appearance of long-legged spiders, though the prosoma and opisthosoma are fused into a single structure.

harvestmen

arachnids of the order Opiliones (or Phalangida) with very long legs and small round bodies. Predatory and carnivorous but not venomous. Called also daddy-long-legs.
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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 species (e.
What creature has the varieties harvestman, jockey and wolf?
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.
The harvestman 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.
The harvestman family Triaenonychidae Sorensen 1886 (Opiliones) includes about 480 described species (Kury 2003).