Phalangium opilio. (Arachnida: Opiliones, Phalangiidae) Harvestman, Daddy longlegs, Harvest spider. by Mark Schmaedick, Land Grant Program, American Samoa Community College, Pago Pago, AS. 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.
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Phalangium opilio is known to feed on Helicoverpa zea eggs, and thus can act as biological pest control for soybean crops. The species is nocturnal, as is typical of opilionids. Description. Females have a body length of 6–9 mm (1 ⁄ 4 – 3 ⁄ 8 in), males are slightly smaller at 4–7 mm (3 ⁄ 16 – 1 ⁄ 4 in).
Phalangium opilio is 'the most widespread species of harvestman in the world', occurring natively in Europe, and much of Asia, and having been introduced to North America, North Africa and New Zealand. It is found in a wide range of habitats, including meadows, bogs, forests, and various types of anthropogenic habitats, such as gardens, fields, hedgerows, lawns, quarries, green places in built ...
A common harvestman is a species of arachnid, meaning it's closely related to scorpions, spiders and mites. They're often misidentified as spiders because of their eight spindly spider-like legs. They can be distinguished from spiders by the round, fused body region. Likewise, spiders possess four pairs of eyes, whereas harvesters possess only one.
Description. Body length 3.5 to 4 mm. This species has a white underside. Males have a large spur or horn projecting from the anterior surface of the first cheliceral segment; females do not have this feature. Males also tend to have long, thin pedipalps relative to those of other harvestmen and usually are blacker in colouration than the females.
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