Location: Masai Mara, Kenya
December 22, 2010 5:30 am
More spider close-ups from Kenya!
Picture 3: Technically not a spider – A Sun-Spider, Red Roman, Solifuge, etc. Usually quite large and scary-looking, this particular guy was only about 2cm long. Catalogues and field guides for solifuges are hard to find. The best guess I can come up with is Family Solpugidae, but I’m far from sure.
With our limited scientific background, we don’t even attempt to classify Sun Spider, AKA Wind Scorpions, beyond the level of the order Solifugae. We are intrigued with the common name Red Roman that you have provided as it is a new term for us.