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  • n. Plural form of harvestman.

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Examples

  • The same pattern pops up a number of times in harvestmen - Caddo agilis, Caddo pepperella and (if I recall correctly) Crosbycus dasycnemus are all individual species that each show this kind of distribution (mind you, they're also all mostly parthenogens, so morphological conservatism may be hiding genetic diversity).

    What do philomycid slugs and poison ivy have in common?

  • Some daddy long-legs, also called harvestmen, order Opiliones are scavengers feeding on dead animals, including snails and slugs.

    Daddy long-legs eating a snail

  • They plan to learn more about spider-like creatures called the harvestmen and another species called Camptophyllia, which has yet to be classified by scientists.

    PhysOrg.com - latest science and technology news stories

  • They plan to learn more about spider-like creatures called the harvestmen and another species called Camptophyllia, which has yet to be classified by scientists.cd. smith@imperial.ac.uk

    EurekAlert! - Breaking News

  • These harmless creatures, more accurately called "harvestmen," are in the family Phalangiidae.

    TimesArgus.com: Sports

  • More than 500 new species have been described or reported, including several mammals, one a new genus of otter shrew, more than ten amphibians and reptiles, several fish and arthropods, notably centipedes and harvestmen, and molluscs.

    Mount Nimba Strict Nature Reserve, Guinea and Côte d'Ivoire

  • "Daddy long-legs" is a name attached to harvestmen where I come from, and different insects in other places.

    Flattened fauna of sidewalks - Part 3

  • It's too bad, because it's a beautifully descriptive term for the harvestmen.

    Flattened fauna of sidewalks - Part 3

  • Thankfully there were no mosquitoes, but there were many, many harvestmen.

    Adventures in the great outdoors.

  • They say also that on this occasion his mother, Cornelia, joined in the sedition, and assisted him by sending privately several strangers into Rome, under pretense as if they came to be hired there for harvestmen; for that intimations of this are given in her letters to him.

    The Lives of the Noble Grecians and Romans

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