harvestman


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Related to harvestman: Phalangium opilio, Opiliones

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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Geographic variation of chromosomes in the japanese harvestman, Gagrellopsis nodulifera, with special reference to a hybrid zone in western Honshu.
We gathered dietary data for several harvestman species in a soybean field and adjacent hedgerow habitats to assess the extent of their polyphagy.
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Also found was the earliest known fossil harvestman, or daddy longlegs.
Donaldson ZR and Grether GF (2007) Tradition without social learning: scent-mark-based communal roost formation in a Neotropical harvestman (Prionostemma sp.
When a harvestman loses one whilst being attacked by a predator, the detached leg continues to move and jerk about, thus acting as a decoy as the harvestman limps away.
These blocks were placed against the glass wall of the terrarium so that it was possible to observe the harvestman behavior inside the nests through the glass (Figs.
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The Robber Baron Cave harvestman (Texella cokendolpheri) is an eyeless form of "daddy-longlegs.
Martens (1966) noted that the reproductive period of this harvestman in the seacoast region of Crete is from mid-AprilJune.