Subject: What is this ??
Location: Escalon ca
July 23, 2015 9:31 pm
We live in Escalon California, walked into our bathroom and found this!!!
Signature: Manuel Freitas



Dear Manuel,
This is a predatory Solifugid, commonly called a Sun Spider or Wind Scorpion.  Though classified as an Arachnid along with scorpions and spiders, Solifugids lack venom, so they are not considered dangerous to humans, though large individuals are capable of biting.

Location: Escalon, California

3 Responses to Solifugid

  1. I think i have seen these before in Yuba County foothills. I know we have the ugly potato bugs. eewwww

  2. Really cool critter with an undeserved bad rap.

  3. Muhammad Khan says:

    I think I just saw one in Islamabad, Pakistan. Pretty big for a house insect.

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