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Pale Windscorpion or Pale Sun Spider

Scorpions of Phoenix


The Pale Windscorpion (or Pale Sun Spider) are scorpion-like arachnids that are nocturnal and found in dry, arid parts of the world including Arizona.
Pale Windscorpion or Pale Sun Spider

This pale windscorpion (order: Solifugae, species: Eremobates pallipes) was in Bullhead City, AZ. It is also called a pale sun spider. Windscorpions are very fast, and they use their strong jaws to capture prey (insects and small lizards).

© Diane Peery, used with permission.
According to Kari J McWest, Senior Editor, American Tarantula Society, "solpugids" like the Pale Windscorpion have absolutely no venom, although bites from them might hurt.

If you have taken a photo of a Pale Windscorpion or Pale Sun Spider, or a scorpion (or your hand or foot after having been stung by a scorpion) and you'd like to submit the picture to this photo gallery, here's how you do it.

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