brown daddy-long-legs

(Leiobunum ventricosum)

               
Conservation Status

IUCN Red List

not listed brown daddy-long-legs

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not listed
Occurrence

 

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Habitat

Fields, woods. Low tree branches, shrubs, thick vegetation.

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Identification

Light brown in color, including the cephalothorax, abdomen, and legs. A marking on the back, called a central figure, is slightly darker brown with a pale border.

 
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Food

Insects, spiders, small slugs, snails, earthworms, caterpillars, beetle larvae, bird droppings, fungus, and other harvestmen.

 
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Distribution Distribution Map   Sources: 7.

Comments

The name brown daddy-long-legs refers to several species in the genus Leiobunum as well as a number of species in other genera, which otherwise have no common name.


Taxonomy

Order:

Opiliones (harvestmen)

 

No Rank:

Phalangida

 

Suborder:

Palpatores

 

Superfamily:

Phalangioidea

 

Family:

Sclerosomatidae

 

Subfamily:

Leiobuninae

 
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Common
Names

brown daddy-long-legs


 

 

 

 

 

Glossary

abdomen

In arachnids, the rear part of the segmented body.

 

cephalothorax

In arachnids, the front part of the segmented body. Eyes, legs, and antennae are attached to this part.

 

 

       

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