Never heard about the camel spider? Check out the article to aware about facts of camel spider including how their bite is, how they look like, how fast camel spiders run as well as their wiki.
Camel spiders were first observed in the Middle East (Iraq) and sandy areas of the southwest United States and Mexico. Camel Spiders are scared of cold weather therefore generally they can be seen in the spring and summer months.
Camel Spider (Order: Solifugae) name comes from Latin word that means escape from the sun. Camel Spider belongs to the group of arachnids including around 900 species. The order is also called by the different names like Solpugida, Solpugides, Solpugae, Galeodea and Mycetophorae. Camel Spider is also referred as wind scorpion, and sun spider.
Camel Spiders are usually in brown color and they have very hairy legs and body. Females are larger than male’s. They have eight legs but they use only three pairs of them and it does not make a complexity to run fast.
They nourish on insects, scorpions, or lizards and sometimes they go for the stalk for victim that is larger than they are. Termites, darkling beetles, and other small ground-dwelling arthropods are the main food of camel spider. They do not nourish human blood. Generally, they hunt in the evening. There is impossible to the victims to run away from the jaws of camel spider until their jaws have done their work.
Generally with the help of chelicerae, they destroy their victims. They often eat too much as a result they become swollen. The camel spider looks like a spider. The body of camel spider is bigger than normal spider. On the ground, they move very speedy with a top speed among ten and fifteen miles per hour therefore it is considered to be an appalling animal.
Their bite is very painful. However, they are ferocious predators that can bring nearly immediate death to rodents, lizards and birds. Camel spider is wonderful creature even though it has been misidentified for years.
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