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How a Daddy Lengthy Legs Harvestman Grows Such Unusual Legs

The harvestman makes its way through the mossy woodland on eight spindly legs, delicate tentpoles supporting a plump body with two tiny eyes. These arachnids, sometimes called daddy longlegs, are cousins of spiders whose outdoorsy lifestyle…

The Case of Lengthy Island’s Disappearing Brood X Cicadas

There are four periodical cicada broods currently in Long Island, all timed to emerge in different years. There as elsewhere, females lay their eggs in tree crevices. In midsummer, newly hatched nymphs crawl down the trunks, burrow into the…