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Insect - Mastigoproctus giganteus

Insect - Mastigoproctus giganteus
Albuquerque, Bernalillo County, New Mexico, USA
May 21, 2014
Size: 3"

Moved from ID Request.

Arachnid, actually
Mastigoproctus giganteus, the vinegaroon.

Thanks. I only saw six legs so thought it was an insect. But I guess the long things in front are also legs.

The frontal, thin appendages are actually legs modified for use as antennae. You can also tell it is an arachnid by the presence of the pedipalps (the claws), but more importantly, the fact that it has only two body parts, the cephalothorax and abdomen(insects have three).

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