Tailless Whip Scorpions

​Tailless Whip Scorpions look at first glance like spiders. The first appendages (pedipalps) are modified for grasping prey, with hook-like projections. The first true pair of legs is modified to serve as “feelers,” and are long, delicate, and whip-like, with many fine hairs. Tailless whip scorpions are reclusive predators of insects. They hunt nocturnally, using […]


Pseudoscorpions are small arachnids with a flat, pear-shaped body and pincers that resemble those of scorpions. They usually range from 2 to 8 millimetres (0.079 to 0.31 in) in length. The largest known species is Garypus titanius of Ascension Island at up to 12 mm. The abdomen, known as the opisthosoma, is made up of twelve segments, each protected by plates […]

Solfugids – Wind Scorpions

​Solfugids or Wind scorpion, are not technically spiders but belong to an order of arachnids known for their speed and their large, forward-pointing chelicerae, or biting fangs. They live in tropical or subtropical dry areas of the Americas, Asia, and Africa. Worldwide, there are about 900 known species of wind scorpions, and in North America […]

Tailless Whipscorpion

Tailless Whipscorpions are a group of spider-like arachnids known for their long, whip-like front legs. Also known as whip spiders or amblypygids, tailless whipscorpions are neither true scorpions nor true spiders, but resemble a cross between the two. Habitat: They live in humid tropical and subtropical habitats, hiding under leaf litter and debris by day and […]

Daddy Long Legs

The animal which most biologists call “daddy-long-legs”, is a spider, Pholcus phalangioides, which belongs to the spider family Pholcidae, order Araneida, class Arachnida. Pholcid spiders are araneomorph spiders which kill and digest their prey using venom. However there is no scientific basis for the urban myth that daddy-long-legs are the most venomous, poisonous or toxic spiders […]

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