Subject: What is This Thing?
October 4, 2014 8:47 am
Found in Michigan, autumn weather.
We would like additional information. Did you find this creature? Was the photograph taken by you? If the photograph was not taken by you, from where did it come? We are inquiring because we believe this image is part of a hoax, though it is not entirely impossible that a Tailless Whipscorpion in the order Amblypygi might have been found in Michigan since global travel is now quite routine and this Tailless Whipscorpion might have stowed away in a suitcase. According to BugGuide, Tailless Whipscorpions have only been reported from Arizona, Texas and Florida in North America, though we imagine they might also be found in other southern states. Tailless Whipscorpions are found throughout Central and South America and they are also found in warm, Old World countries.
It’s a hoax. My neighbor said they found it, but I found the exact same image online associate with a “cave spider”.
Thanks for the confirmation that you have been “Hoaxed” by your neighbor.