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Related to harvestman: Phalangium opilio, Opiliones


1. A man who harvests.


n, pl -men
1. (Agriculture) a person engaged in harvesting
2. (Animals) Also called (US and Canadian): daddy-longlegs any arachnid of the order Opiliones (or Phalangida), having a small rounded body and very long thin legs


or dad′dy long′legs

(ˈlɔŋˌlɛgz, ˈlɒŋ-)
n., pl. -long•legs.
1. Also called harvestman. any spiderlike arachnid of the order Opiliones, having a compact rounded body and usu. extremely long, slender legs.
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Noun1.harvestman - spiderlike arachnid with a small rounded body and very long thin legs
arachnid, arachnoid - air-breathing arthropods characterized by simple eyes and four pairs of legs
genus Phalangium, Phalangium - type genus of the family Phalangiidae
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Spider, Harvestman and Tree ID course at Rhydymwyn Valley Nature Reserve, Mold Join Richard Gallon, biological data officer with Cofnod (the North Wales environmental information service) today to look at how to identify spiders and harvestman.
Almost immediately upon meeting her, we find that Volumnia seems to think of Coriolanus suitably enough in intertwined terms of martial prowess, husbandry, and masculine bodily potency: "forth he goes," she envisions her son wreaking destruction on the battlefield, "Like to a harvestman that's tasked to mow / Or all or lose his hire" (1.
A total of 19 spider species and 1 harvestman species were recorded.
A new harvestman species (Arachnida: Opiliones: Phalangiidae: Homolophus) from Nakhichevan Autonomous Republic (Azerbaijan).
TEHRAN (FNA)- Stunning images of a 305-million-year-old harvestman fossil reveal ancestors of the modern-day arachnids had two sets of eyes rather than one.
The topics include the large-scale influence of climate on sexually selected traits, the macroecology of harvestman mating systems, insights from a clade of neotropical fishes on underestimating the role of female preference and sexual conflict in the evolution of alternative reproductive techniques (ART) in fishes, lessons from neotropical songbirds on sexual selection and the evolution of vocal mating signals, a case study from a neotropical lek-breeding bird showing impacts of mating behavior on plant-animal seed dispersal mutualisms, and sexual selection in neotropical bats.
This was found in a piece of Baltic amber where five springtails were hooked in a row on the leg of a harvestman arachnid.
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.
We also have Tunnel Web, Zebra, Wolf, Wasp, Lace webbed, Harvestman and Cucumber spiders.
Igor Siwanowicz of the Max Planck Institute for Neurobiology in Munich, Germany captured the image, which showcases the bug-eyed splendor of a Daddy Longlegs, also known as a Harvestman or Phalangium opilio.
Oviposition site selection by the bromeliad-dweller harvestman Bourguyia hamata (Arachnida: Opiliones).
This harvestman (an eyeless obligate cavernicole) was described by Goodnight & Goodnight (1942) from specimens collected in Wagler's Cave near Harrison, Boone County, Arkansas.