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looks like a tailess scorpian with large feelers
Wed, Apr 8, 2009 at 10:23 PM
it looks like a scorpion with out a tail. the back and its feelers are brown it has eight legs that get smaller the closer tyou get to its head. has pincers that look orange brown. a tube shaped body and a round diamond shaped head.
its about 3/4 inch long (includeing feeler)
strange bug
red rock, arizona

Drawing of a Solpugid

Drawing of a Solpugid

Dear strange bug,
We frequently have to come to our own defense when we have difficulty identifying some submissions. Though we state again and again that we do not have science backgrounds and that we received our higher education in art, the level of expectation of some of our readers far outdistances our ability to satisfy their needs. We that said, your drawing is unmistakably a Solpugid, a predatory relative of both spiders and scorpions, but without venom. The common name in the U.S. for a Solpugid is either a Sun Spider or a Wind Scorpion. In the Middle East, Solpugids grow quite large and have gained an unfair reputation as bloodthirsty beasts called Camel Spiders that gnaw and gnash at our armed forces. These internet rumors are simply not true.  We also hope your drawing will help to dispel the rumor that we are a serious insect identification website.

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