Credit: DR MORLEY READ/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Tailless whip scorpion (Amblypygi) lying in wait for a katydid. This is a distant relative of spiders and scorpions. It grasps prey in its long folded pedipalps, in the same manner as a mantis. Filmed in the Ecuadorian Amazon.

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Tailless whip scorpion and prey

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