Subject:  What is this bug?
Geographic location of the bug:  Southern California
Date: 10/03/2018
Time: 11:28 PM EDT
Your letter to the bugman:  The cat was playing with this bug in the hallway. Can you help me identify it please? Are they poisonous?
How you want your letter signed:  Afraid to walk in the dark


Dear Afraid to walk in the dark,
This is a predatory Solifugid, sometimes called a Sun Spider or Wind Scoripion, but unlike its venomous relatives, the Solifugid is venomless, meaning it is no threat to you or your cat.  We should caution you that they have strong mandibles, and they might bite if carelessly handled.

1 thought on “Solifugid”

  1. Do not be afraid it is helpful creature. Before we forced into this insanity, never a problem.
    Nice bug.
    Do not be afraid. We like these bugs
    We are curious what you call them?
    This one looks like trouble.
    Bugs or not we are here.


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