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Scorpion-mimicking Spider?

Scorpion-mimicking Spider?
Anthem, Maricopa County, Arizona, USA
April 23, 2014
I saw a flash of something tan-colored on the road, so I stopped and checked it out. I was surprised to see it was a large spider with a long abdomen and long pedipalps. When I tried to move it off the road, it backed away and raised its pedipalps. When it did that, it looked remarkably scorpion-like. Is this a scorpion-mimicking spider?

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Scorpion-mimicking Spider? Scorpion-mimicking Spider?

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Solifugid
This is an arachnid that is related to spiders and scorpions. They're commonly called Windscorpions or Sun Spiders in our part of the world.

Windscorpions (Solifugae)

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