Tailless Whipscorpion from Chamela, Mexico
After searching the web to find out what bug I saw the other night I came across your site that had good pictures of the Tailless Whipscorpion and that made me pretty sure that what I saw was just that. The thing that confuses me is that the locals say that it’s poisonous. A girl at the house where I live told me that she got bitten three years ago. It had hidden in her shorts and when she put them on it bit her. If you get stung you will loose your vision and sense of hearing. If you don’t get and antidote within 30 minutes you will die. Since you say it’s harmless I guess it must have been something else that bitten her. What could that be that kill you in 30 minutes and disables your eyes and hearing? I attached a picture of the Tailless Whipscorpion for your site. Best Regards
While we were in Iscamilpa Mexico for the total solar eclipse, we were amused by a sign outside the church warning the locals to stay indoors because scorpions would fall from the sky. While there are many poisonous creatures in Mexico that will sting and bite, the Tailless Whipscorpion is not one. Their fierce appearance belies their harmlessness.