A global citizen science platform
to discover, share and identify wildlife

Join Project Noah!

Wind Scorpion


This small arachnid was about 8mm long. The part of the "face" that has the eyes goes straight across the head and is not curved. This makes this one fall in the Family Eremobatidae.


In our house which is surrounded by Oak woodland and Chaparral habitats. Windscorpions or Sun Spiders are neither a scorpion or a spider. They are a different type of arachnid that are found in arid areas of both North and South America.


Spotted by my husband.

Species ID Suggestions

Sign in to suggest organism ID

1 Comment

Neil Ross
Neil Ross 6 days ago

Wow, what an amazing creature! I was looking for the stinger, not realising it wasn't a scorpion. And not a spider either. How bizarre.

California, USA

Lat: 33.00, Long: -116.91

Spotted on Aug 9, 2019
Submitted on Aug 17, 2019

Spotted for Mission

Related Spottings

Wind scorpion, camel spider, sun spider Wind scorpion Wind scorpion Wind Scorpion

Nearby Spottings

Syrphid Fly American Bluet Bush Katydid Common Buckeye