Tailless whipscorpion

Tailless whipscorpion

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Credit: DR MORLEY READ/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Tailless whipscorpion (order Amblypygi). This arachnid walks sideways and locates its prey by using its 'whips'. The whip is actually a long front leg. Once located the whipscorpion grasps its prey with its pedipalps before eating it. Photographed in Yasuni National Park, Amazon rainforest, Ecuador.

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