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Wind Scorpion by Anish Andheria

This camel spider or windscorpion (Order Solifugae), photographed near the Bamera dam situated within the Panpatha Range, is not a spider at all, though it resembles one. Its huge jaws can crush the hard armour of beetles and other prey that will be overpowered without the use of poison. It has a suction organ at the tip of each pedipalp, which, together with the first pair of limbs, is used as a feeler. The remaining three pairs of legs are used for locomotion. Although associated with desert conditions, it is also found in dry forested areas.
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