Ronald Clouse

Origins of a Mysterious Arachnid Revealed

I won’t soon forget a collecting excursion nearly seven years ago on Guam with Prashant Sharma. He and I had been crisscrossing Micronesia and the Philippines looking for various daddy-long-legs and ants, and although there were some species of ...

Don’t Call Them Spiders: A Closer Look at Tiny Harvestmen

What’s cuter than a basket of puppies, you ask? Easy: a dish full of cyphos! Collected by us last July, specimens of these strange relatives of ticks and daddy longlegs have found their way from Bukidnon Province on the ...

Exciting Discoveries Continue on Mindanao

On his recent expedition, Ronald Clouse ventured into the jungles of the Philippines to study harvestmen, or daddy-long-legs, of the order Opiliones. By collecting data for phylogenetic analysis, he hopes to learn more about the history of these creatures and ...

New Specimens, Friends, Colleagues, and Insights

On his current expedition, Ronald Clouse ventures into the jungles of the Philippines to study harvestmen, or daddy-long-legs, of the order Opiliones. By collecting data for phylogenetic analysis, he hopes to learn more about the history of these creatures and ...

Rare Daddy-Long-Legs Rediscovered!

On his current expedition, Ronald Clouse ventures into the jungles of the Philippines to study harvestmen, or daddy-long-legs, of the order Opiliones. By collecting data for phylogenetic analysis, he hopes to learn more about the history of these creatures and ...

Mud and Mystery on Mt. Apo

On his current expedition, Ronald Clouse ventures into the jungles of the Philippines to study harvestmen, or daddy-long-legs, of the order Opiliones. By collecting data for phylogenetic analysis, he hopes to learn more about the history of these creatures and ...

Bulusan, Bees, and Big Opis

On his current expedition, Ronald Clouse ventures into the jungles of the Philippines to study harvestmen, or daddy-long-legs, of the order Opiliones. By collecting data for phylogenetic analysis, he hopes to learn more about the history of these creatures and ...

What Are Harvestmen, a.k.a. Daddy-Long-Legs?

On his current expedition, Ronald Clouse ventures into the jungles of the Philippines to study harvestmen, or daddy-long-legs, of the order Opiliones. By collecting data for phylogenetic analysis, he hopes to learn more about the history of these creatures and ...

Leaf-Litter Connoisseurs: Part One

On his current expedition, Ronald Clouse ventures into the jungles of the Philippines to study harvestmen, or daddy-long-legs, of the order Opiliones. By collecting data for phylogenetic analysis, he hopes to learn more about the history of these creatures and ...

On the Hunt for Harvestmen

On his current expedition, Ronald Clouse ventures into the jungles of the Philippines to study harvestmen, or daddy-long-legs, of the order Opiliones. By collecting data for phylogenetic analysis, he hopes to learn more about the history of these creatures and ...