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Baby Solifugid Sun Spider

Ammotrecha chiapasi


A very small 2mm baby Solifugid. It was so small, I thought it was a Pseudoscorpion until I saw the photographs. The adults of this species reach a size of 2 cm, so this baby is only 10% of its full size. It already has all the features of an adult and shows the pale band on the last segment of the palpi which is characteristic of the species. See spottings: http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/292... and http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/107....


Found at night, semi-rural residential area, San Cristobal de Las Casas, Chiapas, Mexico, 2,200 meters.

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AshleyT 8 months ago

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Hema 8 months ago

such a cutie.....

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San Cristóbal, Chiapas, Mexico

Lat: 16.71, Long: -92.61

Spotted on Jul 14, 2018
Submitted on Dec 3, 2018

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