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Related to Phalangium: Phalangium opilio
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Noun1.Phalangium - type genus of the family PhalangiidaePhalangium - type genus of the family Phalangiidae
arthropod genus - a genus of arthropods
family Phalangiidae, Phalangiidae - a family of Phalangida
harvestman, Phalangium opilio, daddy longlegs - spiderlike arachnid with a small rounded body and very long thin legs
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Male-female association in the spider crab Inachus phalangium: the influence of female reproductive stage and size.
A critical habitat for Mediterranean fish resources: shelf-break areas with Leptometra phalangium (Echinodermata: Crinoidea).
Structure and function of the reproductive system of the symbiotic spider crab Inachus phalangium (Decapoda: Majidae): observations on sperm transfer, sperm storage and spawning.
The genus Homolophus is similar to Opilio and Phalangium. It differs from Phalangium in terms of shorter tarsus of pedipalps, shorter and thicker legs (Banks, 1893; Snegovaya 2012).
Thomas Say named his new American phalangid species Phalangium vittatum in 1821.
While noting that "the long legs of a species of spider (Phalangium) [have been] interpreted as phallic symbols" (326), he claims that more often the spider represents the castrating progenetrix.
He designed the name in 1955 (Treatise on Invertebrate Paleontology) for a fossil called Phalangium Schrammen, 1910.
Several studies further indicate that harvestmen, primarily Phalangium opilio (L), may be significant biocontrol agents of homopteran (Dixon and MeKinlay, 1989), coleopteran (Drummond et at., 1990) and lepidopteran (Ashby, 1974) pests in crop communities.
Five of these are listed for the first time from the country: Dicranolasma ponticum Gruber, 1998, Opilio nabozhenkoi Snegovaya, 2010, Phalangium armatum Snego-vaya, 2005, Phalangium kopetdaghensis Tchemeris & Snego-vaya, 2010, and Graecophalangium karakalensis Tchemeris & Snegovaya, 2010.