Order of spider-like animals commonly known as harvestmen or daddy-long-legs. The body is not divided into two sections as in true spiders, but is rounded and very small compared to the long legs. They can be predators, grasping small invertebrates with their pedipalps and chewing with their chelicerae, but they also scavenge on dead animals and plants.
Photographs, description, life history and habits.
Brief article on harvestmen from South Africa's Biodiversity Explorer.
Opiliones in Belgium
Species list and distribution maps for Belgian harvestmen.
The characteristics of these spiders, their life cycle, feeding and habitat, with illustrations.
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