Thursday, October 31, 2013

Dr Pops finds a fugitive from the Sun.

 Solifuges, literally fugitives from Sol (the Sun) are also known as camel spiders, sun spiders and red romans. They are found in hot dry places and run very quickly to get into the shade. They are not true spiders, they have two chelicerae each with two articles (segments, parts connected by a joint) forming a powerful pincer. Spiders have only two sharp points, solifuges have four. They do not possess venom glands.

Well done to Dr Pops for finding this beauty, notice the four sharp points in the above photo.