Still shivering at the sight of it!
We found this walking around our house and thought it was a scorpion. FREAKY!!! It acted very agressive. I think I saw it posted on your site that it was a: "Solpugid… a Sun Spider or Wind Scorpion, and … Sand Puppy." Anyway–In addition to the 2 giant fangs (you said aren’t poisonous), It has 8 legs & 2 other arms or things that look like they are reaching up to kill you! What are those and what do they do? Thanks
Queen Creek, AZ (August 2007)
We are happy to hear you were able to identify your Solpugid on our website. The Pedipalps you mention are described in Insects of the Los Angeles Basin by Charles Hogue: “Suckers at the tip of each of the two slender appendages (the pedipalps) at the front of the body enable the sun spider to climb smooth surfaces – even glass – and also are used in feeding, drinking, and battling.” You should be thankful you are not two inches tall.