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unnowne bug
Location: central fla
October 28, 2011 9:47 am
bug with crab like claws spider face,found in merritt island fl.
size 3”
Signature: phionex207@aol.com

Giant Vinegaroon

Dear phionex207,
Though this Giant Vinegaroon is an Arachnid  that is distantly related to venomous creatures like spiders and scorpions, the Vinegaroon does not pose a threat to humans as it has no venom.  It is capable of releasing a mild acetic acid that smells like vinegar, hence the common name.  The Giant Vinegaroon is a Tailless Whipscorpion that is also sometimes called a Grampus.

What's That Bug? does not endorse extermination
Location: Florida

2 Responses to Giant Vinegaroon

  1. Larry Eidsvaag says:

    Is it common to see a Giant Vinegaroon in Massachusetts? i encountered one a couple of months ago when I was walking along a road. At first I thought it was a tiny lobster.

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