Some Kind of Spider Thing
Location: Colorado Springs
July 8, 2011 11:10 pm
This little guy scared us something scary tonight! Have no idea what it is.
Signature: Sincerely, Me


Though they are scary looking, Solifugids, commonly called Sun Spiders or Wind Scorpions, are not dangerous because they have no venom, either in fangs or stingers.  They are adept nocturnal hunters that will keep the Cockroach population in control.  It is possible that larger Solifugids might bite, though that would only happen if they were carelessly handled.

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  1. Solifugid-EW!! Found two in the basement. Scary looking. Good to know they aren’t venomous. I’ll toss the next one I see into the garden.


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