Location: Needles, CA.
April 18, 2012 4:40 pm
A friend in the Mojave Desert, near the Colorado River, snapped this shot of some kind of creature over his door. We’ve had little luck identifying it. Some said a pseudoscorpion but I’ve caught them and this is not one of them as far as I can tell. Almost looks like a type of beetle.
Tailless Whipscorpions in the order Amblypygi are shy, nocturnal predators. Since they lack venom, they are perfectly harmless though they might seem frightening. See BugGuide for more information.