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Tailless Whip Scorpion

Notes:

I think this was an immature Tailless Whip Scorpion, because it was small and had bright colors. It was low on a tree trunk while I was out on a night walk.




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Tailless whip scorpion
Damon diadema Damon diadema


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6 Comments

YukoChartraw
YukoChartraw 6 years ago

Oh I see. I learn something new every day on PN. Thanks Tom and Mauna!

Tom15
Tom15 6 years ago

Actually neither a scorpion (Scorpiones)or a spider (Araneae), rather a related order the Tailless Whip Scorpions(Amblypygi). They are all in the class Arachnida. Here's a breakdown of the orders of Arachnids in North America: http://bugguide.net/node/view/4/tree

mauna Kunzah
mauna Kunzah 6 years ago

It's an arachnid. It's probably an arachnophobe's worst nightmare, too...

YukoChartraw
YukoChartraw 6 years ago

Is this a scorpion or spider?

Tom15
Tom15 6 years ago

Yuko, good choice not to come back as one of these:-) This is in the same arachnid group as the one I posted from Guyana, just a different species.

YukoChartraw
YukoChartraw 6 years ago

I remember this one from your previous spotting. Is this a type of spider or something else...? (sorry for asking, but I really don't know) It gives me the creeps but is fascinating at the same time! But I can say this with confidence: No I don't want to be reborn as this one! NEVER!

Tom15
Spotted by
Tom15

Olanchito, Honduras

Lat: 15.55, Long: -86.69

Spotted on Mar 24, 2011
Submitted on Feb 7, 2013

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