brown beetle/spider?
Fri, Nov 21, 2008 at 8:54 AM
Cleaning out my back storeroom, I came across this insect. I got so scared, I emptied half a tin of insecticide on it before it died. It has six long legs, two large mandibles at front and two very long antennae. It’s black with brown spots/stripes and its body is about 1-1.5 inches in length.
Trinidad, West Indies

Exterminated Tailless Whipscorpion in Trinidad

Exterminated Tailless Whipscorpion in Trinidad

Hi shurland,
Tailless Whipscorpions are fierce looking, but they are totally harmless unless you are a small Arthropod or other creature that becomes prey to this shy nocturnal hunter.  We haven’t posted an image to our Unnecessary Carnage page, so we will be posting your letter and image.

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