Wil: Spider I.D.

by Belem Cabrera, Monday, February 14, 2011, 22:45 (2441 days ago) @ JeffMN

Hola Jeff!

That is a beautiful harmless "Amblypygi"

Amblypygi is an order of invertebrate animals belonging to the class Arachnida, in the subphylum Chelicerata of the phylum Arthropoda. They form a separate order of arachnids alongside the spiders, scorpions and others.

Amblypygids are also known as whip spiders and tailless whip scorpions (not to be confused with whip scorpions that belong to the Arachnid order Thelyphonida). The name "amblypygid" means "blunt rump", a reference to a lack of the telson ("tail") carried by related species. They are totally harmless to humans.

As of 2003[update], 5 families, 17 genera and around 155 species have been discovered.[1] They are found in tropical and subtropical regions worldwide. Some species are subterranean; many are nocturnal. During the day, they may hide under logs, bark, stones, or leaves. They prefer a humid environment.

Amblypygids have no silk glands or venomous fangs.;-)


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