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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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It remains one of the single most heart-stopping moments of my life, as a hawkmoth the size of my palm flittered up into my face and a harvestman (that wellknown non-spider with serious spider attitude) scrambled out and skittered over my naked foot.
High genetic diversity in the harvestman Geraeocormobius sylvarum (Arachnida, Opiliones, Gonyleptidae) from subtropical forests in north-eastern Argentina revealed by mitochondrial DNA sequences.
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.
Studies of leg loss in two harvestman species Leiobunum nigripes and L.
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.
The intruders pounced on them even as the harvestman spider drops from the wall on a drowsy fly: scarcely has the fly time to emit a buzz when the grim assassin envelops it in its long legs and throttles the life out of it.
We also have Tunnel Web, Zebra, Wolf, Wasp, Lace webbed, Harvestman and Cucumber spiders.