harvestmen


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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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Despite harvestmen having eight long legs, they don't belong to spider group, but are closely related to scorpions among the species of arachnids.
Most descriptions of courtship in harvestmen of the suborder Laniatores lack detailed information, such as which parts of the female body are touched by the male.
Harvestmen are especially susceptible to water loss and this is a prime factor limiting species distributions (Hillyard & Sankey 1989; Pinto-da-Rocha et al.
Harvestmen have small, rounded bodies supported in the middle of eight very long slim legs.
We identified the harvestmen as members of Genus Leiobunum using Pinto-da-Rocha & Giribet (2007).
Across Lydekker's Line--first report of mite harvestmen (Opiliones : Cyphophthalmi: Stylocellidae) from New Guinea.
Photinus carolinus adults caught in spider webs or by harvestmen (Phalangiidae) emitted rhythmic flashes repeated every 1.
2001), including the non-caddine harvestmen Acropsopilio boopis (Crosby 1904) and Crosbycus dasycnemus (Crosby 1911), Okeantobates millipedes (Enghoff 1993), plethodontid salamanders (Min et al.
A structured inventory of harvestmen (Arachnida, Opiliones) at Juruti River plateau, State of Para, Brazil.
Alarm communication: a new function for the scent-gland secretion in harvestmen (Arachnida: Opiliones).
Harvestmen of the peripampasic track include: (a) representatives of the genus Ceratomontia Roewer 1914 (Triaenonychidae), with one species in the central sierras + Ventania, another one in Tandilia + Ventania + Uruguayan ranges + southern Brazil, and a third one in southern Brazil (Maury & Roig Alsina 1985; Maury 2000), and (b) genus Neopucroliella Roewer 1931 (Gonyleptidae), with several species in the central sierras and one in Ventania (this is the only taxon not yet recorded in Uruguay or Brazil; Acosta 1990).
Most harvestmen species seem to concentrate their activity at night, when temperature decreases and relative air humidity increases (Todd 1949).