What's That Bug? does not endorse extermination

Family of spiders living in my shower!
December 14, 2009
I recently moved back into my old room in Costa Rica, after living 9 months in Australia. One day, all of a sudden, a pretty big spider came out of my shower drain. I don’t really like to kill bugs so I just let her share the shower with me. A couple of days later I saw two of them… but it wasn’t until I saw THREE of them staring at me that I really freaked out. I must say I’m used to worms, spiders, ants and pretty much any bug you can imagine, but I had never seen these spiders here before… and neither has my family. Any clues? Please don’t tell me I brought them from Australia!!!!
Karla
San Jose, Costa Rica

Tailless Whipscorpion

Tailless Whipscorpion

Hi Karla,
These beautiful Tailless Whipscorpions are native to Costa Rica.  They are harmless nocturnal predators that will help keep your house free of cockroaches and other unwanted visitors.  In Mexico, the Tailless Whipscorpion is called a Cancle and it is erroneously believed to be poisonous when it actually lacks venom.

Tailless Whipscorpion

Tailless Whipscorpion

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