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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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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.
When troglomorphism dupes taxonomists: morphology and molecules reveal the first pyramidopid harvestman (Arachnida, Opiliones, Pyramidopidae) from the New World.
The primitive fossilised harvestman, named Hastocularis argus, was found in eastern France and had not only median eyes -- those found near the centre of the body -- but lateral eyes on the side of the body as well.
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 Bushhcrickets join a long list of other insects that are thriving in the borough including the Essex Skipper, the Lesser Marsh Grasshopper, the Fat-Wasp Hoverfly and the Long-Palpped Harvestman - so people should keep their eyes open."
The Robber Baron Cave harvestman (Texella cokendolpheri) is an eyeless form of "daddy-longlegs." The remaining five species--the Robber Baron Cave spider (Cicurina baronia), Madla's cave spider (Cicurina madla), Cicurina venii, vesper cave spider (Cicurina vespera), and Government Canyon cave spider (Neoleptoneta microps)--are eyeless, or essentially eyeless, spiders.
Koch (1839a) examined a male among the NHMW harvestman material previously studied by Kollar, and described the then new species G.
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2016), ontogenetic variation in the distribution and composition of the TAPs has recently been reported for the gonyleptid harvestman Heteromitobates albiscriptus (Mello-Leitao, 1932) (Ramin et al.