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Genus Phrynus

Tail-less Whip Scorpion - Phrynus operculatus paraphrynus mexicanus - Phrynus operculatus Phrynus marginemaculatus - female Phrynus marginemaculatus - female bug - Phrynus operculatus bug - Phrynus operculatus What Species? - Phrynus marginemaculatus Tailless whipscorpion - Phrynus operculatus
Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Chelicerata (Chelicerates)
Class Arachnida (Arachnids)
Order Amblypygi (Tailless Whipscorpions)
Family Phrynidae
Subfamily Phryninae
Genus Phrynus
Numbers
2 species in the US
Identification
Similar to Paraphrynus, but can be distinguished by having one spine between the longest spines on the tibia of the pedipalps, instead of two.
Range
P. marginemaculatus is found in Florida, P. operculatus in a few counties in west Texas.
Habitat
Humid areas with lots of cracks and crevices for hiding. P. marginemaculatus can also be found beneath debris.
See Also
Print References
Quintero, D. 1981. The amblypygid genus Phrynus in the Americas (Amblypygi, Phrynidae). J. Arachnol., 9: 117-166 - Species key and descriptions.