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Giant vinegarroon

Mastigoproctus giganteus mexicanus


Giant vinegarroom. At dusk I was walking up hill in an oak forest with the floor covered with dry leaves when I encountered this giant arachnid, 10 cm long (four inches). It moved slowly. It has two huge tongs, two long "arms" but they are not legs. And slender "tail". It is a species of whip scorpion in the family Thelyphonidae.


Oak forest floor.

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LuisStevens 9 years ago

Thanks Lauren. I was happy and surprised to see it.

LaurenZarate 9 years ago

What a great find!

LuisStevens 9 years ago

Gracias Magazhu.

LuisStevens 9 years ago

They are big and impressive looking but harmless to humans Gael.

Gael 9 years ago

I lived in Mexico for a couple of years and saw a couple of these. They were scary, nasty and I always wondered if poisonous. Very interesting "animal" though.

LuisStevens 9 years ago

Now with ID.

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San Luis Potosí, San Luis Potosí, Mexico

Spotted on Apr 1, 2015
Submitted on Apr 3, 2015

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