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Windscorpion - Eremocosta

Windscorpion - Eremocosta
Anza Borrego State Park, San Diego County, California, USA
August 30, 2011
Size: ~2.5"
Found in sandy desert area at night

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Moved from Eremobates.

I made a misidentification!
This is NOT an eremobates!

This is a female Eremocosta, possibly E titania!

I'm sorry for the confusion!


Moved from Windscorpions.

Eremobates Sp.
Chelicerae are clear enough to see the teeth, but I can only guess as I cannot find any drawings of chelicerae..

Looks very similar to inkopaensis, and I cant find cheliceral drawings of other species nearby.. At the very least its in the palpisetulosus species group..

Legs and chelicerae are too dark to be pallidus, of which have entirely pallid bodies.

I may actually have this very same species in captivity right now, albeit collected much further east from Imperial co near the Mexico/arizona borders.

Thanks for the ID. If it would help, the fullsize image is on flickr:

I'll Bet...
that thing will give you quite a nip on the toe!

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