Maternal care, defensive behavior, and sociality in neotropical Goniosoma harvestmen (Arachnida, Opiliones)

  title={Maternal care, defensive behavior, and sociality in neotropical Goniosoma harvestmen (Arachnida, Opiliones)},
  author={Glauco B. O. Machado},
  journal={Insectes Sociaux},
  • G. Machado
  • Published 1 November 2002
  • Biology
  • Insectes Sociaux
Summary:Goniosoma includes large and conspicuous species of harvestmen that occur exclusively in the Brazilian Atlantic forest. This paper reports on the parental activities, defensive behavior, and gregariousness of five species of Goniosoma, and also summarizes the published biological data for the genus. The behavioral patterns within the genus are discussed and a hypothesis for the emergence of gregariousness in the group is presented. Several Goniosoma live inside caves, mainly as… 

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