One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
- another term for sun spider
- ‘Chomping down with oversize jaws, a wind scorpion (also known as a camel spider, sun spider, or solifugid) lunches on a lizard in California's Mojave Desert.’
- ‘They are also called wind scorpions because they appear to run as fast as the wind.’
- ‘Worldwide, there are about 900 known species of wind scorpions, and in North America there are 120.’
- ‘The jaws of a wind scorpion are proportionally larger than almost any other animal on Earth.’
- ‘Some 1,100 species of wind scorpions, known to science as solifugids, inhabit the desert regions of Africa, the Middle East, Asia, Europe, and the Americas.’
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