Solifugae (Wind Scorpions or Camel Spiders)

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Picture of unidentified spider - Dorsal
  • Submitted by: 
    Sjackson63
  • Submitted: Apr 29, 2019
  • Photographed: Jul 12, 2015
  • Spider: Solifugae (Wind Scorpions or Camel Spiders)
  • Location: Moses Lake, Washington, United States
  • Spotted Indoors: Other
  • Found in web?: No
  • Attributes: Dorsal
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That’s some solifugae variant. Commonly called a windscorpion or camel spider. Common in the more arid parts of the pacific northwest. They are relatively harmless and don’t have venom but they have a very strong bite that you WILL feel. They are quite fast and will try to hide from the sun. If you are creating a shadow, they may try to hide in it and will follow it along, giving the illusion that they are chasing you.
They eat flies and many garden pests.

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