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Florida Tailless Whipscorpion

Phrynus marginemaculatus


Small- body as big as my pinkie fingernail, with 8 legs (it's an arachnid)- but walks on rear 6. First pair is very long and thin- whip-like) which it uses to feel its way around. Has pincers like a scorpion, but they are not as fearsome- looking.


Subtropical areas of Florida. This fellow(?) lives at the Ocala Discovery Center. His name is "Gomez"! :)


While it is NOT a true spider, it IS an arachnid, so I tagged it for the Spider Survey Mission. :) Gomez was not taken from the wild. We purchased him from Ken The Bug Guy, and was captive-bred. I will not normally take wild creatures from the wild.

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JenniferRoge 5 years ago

Thank you so much of joining the Scorpions of Florida!

MrsPbio 5 years ago

I just created the Florida's Arachnids mission. Feel free to join up and put in any other of your leggy arachnid pics too! :)

JenniferRoge 5 years ago

I started the Scorpions of Florida mission because my scorpion photo had no mission that it could belong to. Any family of the scorpion is greatly excepted.

JenniferRoge 5 years ago

That's fine!!

JenniferRoge 5 years ago

Please join this new mission called Scorpions of Florida.

Ocala, Florida, USA

Lat: 29.19, Long: -82.13

Spotted on Apr 17, 2013
Submitted on Apr 17, 2013

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