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The first time I saw this animal I was really impressed. I had never seen something like this before. I asked around and I only know that this creature is from the order of the Amblypygi, an order of invertebrate animals in the class of arachnidae, but it is a separate order of arachnids alongside the spiders. I don't know which species it exactly is. It was approx. 15 cm (without the sensor legs). They are very useful animals and catch cockroaches and other stuff, and they are completely harmless to people. This one in particular was living most of the time in our bathroom.

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PieterColpaert 7 years ago

Thx Leuba! :)

Leuba Ridgway
Leuba Ridgway 7 years ago

Definitely interesting - I love your close-up in pic 1. Well done !

PieterColpaert 7 years ago

Thank you Marta, Sigg and Maria! :) And thank you Fyn for the nomination!

Maria dB
Maria dB 7 years ago

Great series! Interesting insect but not sure I'd like it in the bathroom.

SG in CR
SG in CR 7 years ago

Wow! we have a lot of these where I live, but they are nowhere near this big nor are the front grasping arms so well developed. I hope someone out there can ID it.

Fyn Kynd
Fyn Kynd 7 years ago

Your spotting has been nominated for the Spotting of the Week. The winner will be chosen by the Project Noah Rangers based on a combination of factors including: uniqueness of the shot, status of the organism (for example, rare or endangered), quality of the information provided in the habitat and description sections. There is a subjective element, of course; the spotting with the highest number of Ranger votes is chosen. Congratulations on being nominated!

The MnMs
The MnMs 7 years ago

Wow! Nice finding Pieter!

PieterColpaert 7 years ago

Thank you hardy and Mark!

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 7 years ago

Great shots.

hardy.backyardgeo 7 years ago

cool find.... aka whip spiders and tailless whip scorpions :)

ardenkpierce 7 years ago

but its arms are to short

ardenkpierce 7 years ago

I think its a scorpion spider

PieterColpaert 7 years ago

Thank you Antonio, Leonardo, roemer and Carol for your nice comments!

Carol Snow Milne
Carol Snow Milne 7 years ago

WOW! Super cool looking!

roemer1 7 years ago

hmm cannot IMAGINE what movie ive seen THAT in... ;)

Leonardo Castro
Leonardo Castro 7 years ago

Quite interesting! Must be always a big surprise when you are faced with one of them. Great finding, Pieter!

Great series and awesome creature PieterColpaert ,congrats and thanks for sharing

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Provincia de Guanacaste, Costa Rica

Spotted on Aug 27, 2014
Submitted on Oct 6, 2014

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