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It's a Jungle Out There 
Photograph by Mark W. Moffett

They are a force to be reckoned with, but wind scorpions don't rule the desert. Here the long arc of a sand scorpion's stinging tail, at right, means certain death for a female wind scorpion (Chanbria sp.). Related to fellow arachnids such as spiders, mites, and ticks, solifugids are not true scorpions and do not sting. Creatures that prey on wind scorpions include spiders, insects, reptiles, birds, and mammals. Some species of wasps, silverfish, and ants are known to feed on wind scorpion eggs and nymphs.

Photo Fast Facts

Camera: Canon Canon EOS3
Film Type: Fujichrome Velvia 50
Lens: Canon 50mm f/2.5 macro
Speed and F-Stop: f/22
Weather Conditions: Dry
Time of Day: Night
Lighting Techniques: Unrecorded


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