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What is this? - Paraphrynus carolynae

What is this? - Paraphrynus carolynae
Phoenix, Arizona, USA
September 19, 2013
Size: 3/4 inch body, long legs
Never seen it before, the body is totally black. It moves very fast from side to side. It has four pairs of leg, the second pair very long, probably 2 inches or more. In front of the head is a set of what looks like folded claws like on a lobster. What is this handsome guy or lady?

Moved
Moved from Phryninae.

Paraphrynus carolynae
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Moved
Moved from ID Request.

Interesting article
I found this reading to be very insightful once this guy was identified. I was trying to find out if it was a male or female but couldn't really tell so I tried doing research for characteristics of males and females. While it didn't enlighten me at all to the particular sex of THIS specimen I did find it fairly enlightening overall. I did not realize that there WERE social arachnids.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amblypygi

Whip scorpion.
This is a species of tailess whip scorpion, also known as a whip spider. Thought it is an arachnid, it is neither a spider nor a scorpion.

 
Thanks, yes I also found it b
Thanks, yes I also found it by googling. Very interesting and beautiful. I let him go after studying him for a while.

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