Identification, Images, & Information
For Insects, Spiders & Their Kin
For the United States & Canada
Clickable Guide
Moths Butterflies Flies Caterpillars Flies Dragonflies Flies Mantids Cockroaches Bees and Wasps Walkingsticks Earwigs Ants Termites Hoppers and Kin Hoppers and Kin Beetles True Bugs Fleas Grasshoppers and Kin Ticks Spiders Scorpions Centipedes Millipedes


SCORPION-LIKE CRITTER WITHOUT TAIL OR PINCERS

I was searching the desert around my home in Ft. Thomas, Arizona in search of different scorpion species and I came across what looked like a scorpion just poking out from under a dead cactus branch. When I pulled the cactus branch up, poised with my specimen cup for swift collection, this critter with the body of a scorpion, no tail at all, and instead of pincers it had blunt stubs with bristles covering them. I then chased it down and when I dropped it into my 5 1/2 gal. glass tank, it climbed up the glass with it's bristled stubs (motion like climbing a ladder without using your legs) and bolted. I wish I could supply a picture but I had no time to snap a shot. If anyone could identify this for me and/or supply more information on this amazing creature I would greatly appreciate it. It has been stumping me for almost a year. Thanks.

wind or whip scorpion
See wind..


tailless whip..

 
wind scorpion
hey im glad to see that you have pictures of this spider because i have one just like it, but i just wanted to know what do they eat?

 
I don't really know
but I imagine they eat insects, small lizards and that kind of thing.

 
Just Google 'wind scorpion'
Lots of sites out there like this.

 
Thanks
I greatly appreciate the replies, it was in fact a wind scorpion. Man those buggers can climb fast! I wish I could find another one to take a picture of it.

 
oh yeah. didnt read the no pi
oh yeah. didnt read the no pincer part. proabbly a wind scorpion then.

whip scorpion?
probabaly a whip scorpion

Comment viewing options
Select your preferred way to display the comments and click 'Save settings' to activate your changes.