Solifugae (Wind Scorpions or Camel Spiders)

Picture ID 13713

Picture of unidentified spider - Dorsal

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Can someone please tell me what kind of spider this is and if it is dangerous. This is the second one I have found in my bedroom, I’m not usually afraid of spiders but this is starting to freak me out because they have been on and near my bed. I live in California, if that helps. They are pretty big, including the legs probably the size of a silver dollar or slightly smaller. The body is pretty long, I actually couldn’t tell if it was a spider at first because it’s a different shape than the spiders I am used to seeing. Also it took its dear sweat time to die...I used a ton of spray before he finally kicked the bucket.

  • Submitted by: 
    Emmers
  • Submitted: May 17, 2018
  • Photographed: May 17, 2018
  • Spider: Solifugae (Wind Scorpions or Camel Spiders)
  • Location: Paso Robles, California, United States
  • Spotted Indoors: Other
  • Found in web?: No
  • Attributes: Dorsal
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Hi, welcome to Spider ID. 🙂 This is a Camel Spider/Wind Scorpion (Solifugae), they’re arachnids but are separate from spiders (Araneae). They lack venom and silk glands.

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