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harvestman,

arachnid, often called daddy longlegs because of its eight long, slender legs. The harvestman has a rounded or oval body possessing glands that give off an acrid scent. Its food consists of a variety of organic materials, including fluids from fruits and vegetation, animal tissue, and even other harvestmen. The unrelated crane flycrane fly,
true fly resembling a mosquito, often called daddy longlegs because of its six long, delicate legs. (The harvestman, also called daddy longlegs, belongs to an unrelated order.) Most species of crane flies have a single pair of wings and slender bodies.
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 is also called daddy longlegs because of its long legs. Harvestmen are classified in the phylum ArthropodaArthropoda
[Gr.,=jointed feet], largest and most diverse animal phylum. The arthropods include crustaceans, insects, centipedes, millipedes, spiders, scorpions, and the extinct trilobites.
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, class Arachnida, order Opiliones.
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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.
Harvestman (Arachnida: Opiliones) species distribution along three Neotropical elevational gradients: an alternative rescue effect to explain Rapoport's rule?
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).
Catalogue of the genera and type species of the harvestman superfamily Phalangioidea (Arachnida).