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Is a camel spider an invertebrate?
A camel spider, which is also in the class Arachnida with spiders interestingly enough, is not a spider at all. A camel spider is actually a solpugid, and there are about 900 species of them known to date. Around 50 species of camel spiders are found in southwest US and about 240 in southern Africa. The reason behind the name 'camel spiders' is simply because they are found in the desert. A Camel spider is also known as wind scorpion, sun spider,...
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Do camel spiders spin webs?
No, the Camel spider (also know as a Sun Spider, Wind Spider and Winder Scorpion) is a member of the order Solifugae, and as such do not spin webs. This order of spider also has no venom either. The camel spider is a nocturnal animal and hunts it's prey as if it were a scorpion, therefore there is no need for a web. ...