It has what I believe to be 8 legs and 2 mandibles…
July 20, 2009
It has what I believe to be 8 legs and 2 mandibles, along with 2 skinny black fangs. it has a roundish head and long torso. Topside is dark ,probably black, with a yellow underside. The body itself is probably and inch in length, but the mandibles are huge and the legs would be long unbent. This bug was very fast and even juked me out as i tried to capture it. I would see it crawl into a corner, and i think it would go under the border of the wall as it would come back out behind me.
Robert Thomas Ezekiel Pohlman
Northern California, USA
This is a fierce but harmless Solpugid, sometimes called a Sun Spider or Wind Scorpion. It has no venom. The recent untimely demise of one individual by Creeped Out in Colorado Springs resulted in our Sixth Nasty Reader Award.