Sun Spider (Solifugae)

Sun Spider (Solifugae)

Description:

Generally considered beneficial by feeding on ticks, mites and other pest arthropods. Sun spiders are not poisonous, they have no venom glands. There is no need to kill them! If they come into your house and you don't want them there, simply return them to the outdoors, using a dustpan and brush. Sun spiders range from about 0.4 to 2 in. in length and are generally uniform in color.

They are usually yellow, brown or black, though a few species have patterns. Solifuges are hairy and have spider-like features. They have two closely placed median eyes and eight legs. Their body is divided into the thorax and the abdomen. Despite the name, solifuges are more like scorpions than spiders in that they have no narrow pedicles.
Width:864
Height:576
Filesize:40.9KB
Camera:General Imaging Co. A730
Exposure:33000/1000000
Aperture:280/100
ISO:80
Date:2009:04:17 18:59:01
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