Sun Scorpion Saturday

It’s not what is looks like! #amazingCreatures #nature

The Way to Off Center & Not Even

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Better known as a Camel Spider, the Sun Scorpion seems to be something between a spider and scorpion, but it’s neither. They are solpugids, of which there are 50 species in the southwestern US. This one was in the catio and about 1 1/2 inches long, but they commonly reach 6 inches in length and can supposedly run at speeds up to 10 mph. They eat insects, small lizards, beetles and scorpions that they catch and kill with their jaws, as they are non-venomous.

A blue damselfly landed close to me, and I noticed it was eating an ant when I got it in focus under my macro lens.

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