Unidentified

Picture ID 144767

Picture of unidentified spider
  • Submitted by: 
    Caseydevlin
  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2021
  • Photographed: Aug 10, 2021
  • Spider: Unidentified
  • Location: Reno, Nevada, United States
  • Spotted Outdoors: Man-made structure (building wall, fences, etc.)
  • Found in web?: No
  • Attributes:
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FormerArachnophobe

This is a Solifugid, an arachnid that resembles a spider.

Last edited 1 month ago by FormerArachnophobe
FormerArachnophobe

They don’t possess venom glands. I have heard that they do bite, however. While they are quite intimidating, I think they are next to harmless.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Solifugae?wprov=sfti1

FormerArachnophobe

I love dogs more than spiders so I appreciate your concern!

TangledWeb

LOL, no. I didn’t see that in the article Former linked, just something about an old urban legend that involved a family that thought one killed their dog. If a dog held still and the Solifugue knew where the Carotid Artery is located and managed to cut through to it….in other words…no. Your veterinarian would know if there is any serious risk.

SCNV

It’s a wind scorpion a.k.a. Nevada camel spider. Yeah. My husband and I discovered them last year in Spring Creek, Nevada, where I’ve lived my whole life and never seen them before. It took a lot of digging but you’ll find (limited) information if you search for it. They are nocturnal and can run up to 10mph but they are mostly harmless to humans. They will bite if threatened, using their jaw which makes up I think 2/3 of its head, which is just wrong. They resemble the ones from Afghanistan because they’re a desert spider, I imagine. Thankfully ours… Read more »