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    5 subfamilies, ca. 50 genera. The Phalangiidae are a family of harvestmen with about 380 known species. The best known is Phalangium opilio. Dicranopalpus ramosus is an invasive species in Europe . It is not to be confused with the harvestman family Phalangodidae, which belongs to the suborder Laniatores .

  2. Phalangium opilio is a univoltine species in Europe, producing one generation per year that overwinters as eggs. Two or more generations may occur within a year in some areas of North America, in which case eggs, immatures, and adults may all overwinter. [6]

  3. These are medium-sized an­i­mals with a stocky and pow­er­ful body, short face, eyes di­rected for­ward, and a promi­nent rhi­nar­ium. They have a rel­a­tively long tail, which is heav­ily furred in some species and pre­hen­sile in most. All pha­lan­gerids are good climbers, al­though some tend to be semi-ter­res­trial.

  4. Phalangium opilio. (Arachnida: Opiliones, Phalangiidae) Harvestman, Daddy longlegs, Harvest spider. Of the many species of harvestmen known, P. opilio tends to be the most common in relatively disturbed habitats such as most crops in temperate regions. Like the spiders and most adult mites, harvestmen have two major body sections and eight legs ...

  5. Feb 22, 2017 · Our analyses support the well-known division of Caddoidea (electronic supplementary material, figure S1b) and Phalangioidea (electronic supplementary material, figure S1c,d), which in turn divides into the Southern Hemisphere Neopilionidae and the mostly Northern Hemisphere families Phalangiidae, Sclerosomatidae and Protolophidae—although ...

  6. The Phalangiidae is a diverse group of long-legged harvestmen found in Eurasia, North America and Africa (with some species introduced to Australasia). Members of this group are mostly leathery-bodied, with spiny legs and a characteristic penis morphology with the glans bent dorsally from the shaft (Tsurusaki 2007).

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  8. Eupnoi. This group contains two superfamilies, including the classic daddy long-legs (Phalangioidea: Phalangiidae, Sclerosomatidae, Megalopsalididae, and Neopilionidae) of soft-bodied, long-legged harvestmen. Phalangium opilio is common around buildings and introduced throughout the world.

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