Subject: is it poisonous
Location: kingsburg, ca
October 3, 2014 6:05 pm
I get a few of these around the house, this one was hiding in a pot. Is it poisonous? What is it?
Signature: nancy



Dear Nancy,
Though this Solifugid is related to both venomous spiders and scorpions, it is a harmless creature that does not have any venom.  Solifugids are sometimes called Sun Spiders or Wind Scorpions.  Though lacking in venom, a large individual might deliver a painful bite if carelessly handled.

Location: Kingsburg, California

2 Responses to Solifugid

  1. Scary looking but not poisonous.

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