Sun Spiders or wind scorpions

Class Arachnida, Order Solifugae, sun spider (windspiders, sunscorpions, windscorpions)Sun spiders or wind scorpions

Scientific name: Eremobates sp.
(Arachnida, Solifugae: Eremobatiidae)

Facts: Sun spiders are also know as windspiders and windscorpions. The order name is spelled Solfugida sometimes which adds to the confusion.

They can run very fast – “like the wind” – which is the source for the common name. Sun spiders are found primarily in drier parts of the state. They have strong jaws that protrude forward that are used to capture prey.

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