Planet of the Arthropods


Sun Scorpion
Order Solifugae

This fierce-looking arachnid captures its prey with enormous chelicerae. Most species live in hot, dry desert regions of North America, Africa, and the Middle East. They feed on invertebrates and small vertebrates such as lizards. Another name for these animals is windscorpion, referring to the ability to "run like the wind."

Captive specimen




© James P. Rowan

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