Solifugae (Wind Scorpions or Camel Spiders)

Picture ID 68887

Picture of unidentified spider - Dorsal

Comments & ID Thoughts

In Southwestern Colorado at the time he was found on my bare leg in a rented condo. We are from the gulf coast of Florida and had just brought in from the car several boxes of Legos. I can’t say where the spider is from. Saved it just in case it had bitten me as my leg hurt where I swatted it off. Wanting to ID just in case.

  • Submitted by: 
    Wplea
  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2019
  • Photographed: Jun 28, 2019
  • Spider: Solifugae (Wind Scorpions or Camel Spiders)
  • Location: Durango, Colorado, United States
  • Spotted Indoors: Other
  • Found in web?: No
  • Attributes: Dorsal
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TangledWeb

Well, that’s unusual! It may be a type of camel spider, I don’t know if we’ve seen this before.

Arach

I agree – it’s a camel spider (I prefer wind scorpion, as they are spider relatives, but not spiders at all). Perhaps Eremobates. If it did bite, you’re not likely in any danger: they don’t have venom glands as far as I know.

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