Location: Dominican Republic
October 19, 2010 2:54 am
My friend found this bug in his place in the Dominican Republic. It is about 10 cm (3 inches) long. Any idea what it is?
This shy, nocturnal predator is a Tailless Whipscorpion, sometimes called a Giant Vinegaroon because it releases a mild acetic acid that smells like vinegar. Despite the appearance, the Giant Vinegaroon will not harm people or pets unless the pets are Cockroaches.