Solifugid

Subject: What is this?
Location: Walnut Creek california
May 14, 2016 12:16 am
Found in California. Never seen any spider like this.
Signature: John

Solifugid
Solifugid

Dear John,
This Arachnid is a Solifugid, commonly called a Sun Spider or Wind Scorpion, and though it is distantly related to both Spiders and Scorpions, it is classified in a different order.  Solifugids do not possess venom, and even though they are very adept predators, they pose no threat to humans.

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