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har·vest·man

 (här′vĭst-mən)
n.
1. A man who harvests.

harvestman

(ˈhɑːvɪstmən)
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

dad′dy-long′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.
[1805–15]
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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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Confusion often arises because the name daddy-long-legs is also applied to two distantly related bugs: the harvestmen (which are arachnids but not spiders) and cellar spiders, which have a potent venom but whose fangs are too short to pierce human skin.
Finally, the spiders emerge alongside scorpions, harvestmen, mites and ticks as well as pseudoscorpions.
The term daddy-long-legs is actually used to refer to three different animals - crane flies, harvestmen and cellar or vibrating spiders.
Other insects (moths, beetles, stick insects), spiders, harvestmen, as well as different species of frogs were present.
He has published scientific articles on the behavior, ecology, systematics, biogeography, and genetics of various invertebrate animals, including wasps, ants, flies, sea cucumbers, and harvestmen, as well as studies on malaria and certain gene families in plants.
Late summer and early autumn are good times for spiders, and in winter you might find leafhoppers and harvestmen on conifers.
Faunistic similarity and historic biogeography of the harvestmen of southern and southeastern Atlantic rain forest of Brazil.
In this habitat, we found so many different invertebrates such as woodlice, spiders, harvestmen and even caterpillars.
The effects of varied grazing management on epigeal spiders, harvestmen and pseudoscorpions of Nardus stricta grassland in upland Scotland.
Side-effect of integrated pest management and conventional spraying on the composition of epigeic spiders and harvestmen in an apple orchard (Araneae, Opiliones).
Although they have eight legs, harvestmen are not spiders; they are more closely related to another arachnid, the scorpion," said author Dr Russell Garwood, a palaeontologist in the University of Manchester's School of Earth, Atmospheric and Environmental Sciences.