Taylor Creek Trail very early in the morning.
Looks like a creepy cyclops.
so teeny! On Mark's pants.
very large, tarantula-sized
This rare invertebrate was out in the middle of the day, on the Mayfair Ranch Trail at Cañada del Oro Open Space Preserve.
This was the largest sun spider I've seen.
Solifugae is an order of Arachnida, containing more than 1,000 described species in about 140 genera. The name derives from Latin, and means those that flee from the sun. The order is also known by the names Solpugida, Solpugides, Solpugae, Galeodea and Mycetophorae. Their common names include camel spider, wind scorpion, jerrymuglum, sun scorpion and sun spider. In southern Africa they are known by a host of names including red romans, haarskeerders and baarskeerders, the latter...