Subject: What’s this bug?
Location: San Marcos, CA
May 29, 2013 10:04 pm
I found this guy crawling up the wall in my house. It’s about 3/4 inch long and liked to make quick, jumpy movements. Thanks for the ID, bugman!
This nonvenomous arachnid is a Solifugid, commonly called a Sun Spider or a Wind Scorpion, though it is neither a spider nor a scorpion. Despite not having venom, they are fierce predators that can capture and dispatch large prey. Even though they are perfectly harmless, the frightening appearance of Solifugids leads to much Unnecessary Carnage. We are tagging your entry as the Bug of the Month for June.