Definition of harvestman in English:

harvestman

Line breaks: har¦vest|man
Pronunciation: /ˈhɑːvɪs(t)mən
 
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noun (plural harvestmen)

An arachnid with a globular body and very long thin legs, typically living in leaf litter and on tree trunks.
  • Order Opiliones: three suborders
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  • The 400-million-year-old fossil organ belongs to a harvestmen or daddy longlegs, a non-web-spinning arachnid, related to mites and ticks.
  • While some species may be better at hunting than others, most harvestmen scavenge dead plants and animals, only occasionally catching relatively easy prey, such as small caterpillars.
  • Cave crickets and harvestmen or ‘daddy longlegs’ that live inside the caves during the day and feed outside the caves at night contribute important nutrients to the cave ecosystem.

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