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1. A man who harvests.
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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
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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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Some common taxa (e.g., spiders and harvestmen) showed no significant difference in numbers relative to time elapsed since the last burn.
Mass-length relationships of spiders and harvestmen (Araneae and Opiliones).
When less means more: Reduction of both effort and survey methods boosts efficiency and diversity of harvestmen in a tropical forest.
Attachment sites and frequency distribution of erythraeid mites, Leptus indianensis (Acari: Prostigmata), ectoparasitic on harvestmen Leiobunum formosum (Opiliones).
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.
For statistical analyses, insect prey items were categorized into seven groups: (1) Arachnida-spiders and harvestmen; (2) Scarabaeoidea larvae-larval stages of scarabaeid beetles; (3) Other Coleoptera-all beetles of all developmental stages with the exception of previous category; (4) Lepidoptera-butterflies and moths of all developmental stages; (5) Orthoptera-grasshoppers and crickets; (6) Other taxa-all other invertebrates; and (7) Unidentified prey items.
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.