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sun spider ID?
I found this sun spider in the Anza Borrego desert of San Diego County. I can’t seem to find anything online that would help me identify what kind of sunspider it is. Do you know of any resources? Thanks!
Raphael Mazor

Hi Raphael,
We have never had a request to take a Sun Spider or Wind Scorpion beyond the level of order, which is Solfugidae, resulting in the common name Solpugid, or sometimes Solfugid. According to BugGuide: “Only two families in North America, Eremobatidae and Ammotrechidae per The Solifugae Website” at www.solpugid.com/index.htm where you can try to key the species. There is also contact information there for Warren Savary who may be able to assist you.

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