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n. pl.1.(Zool.) A division of arachnids having large, powerful fangs and a segmented abdomen; - called also Solpugidea, and Solpugides.
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She also added that after an online search, they were speculating that the bite was caused by a 'Solifugae', more commonly known as a camel spider.
We were wearing shorts because it was very, very hot, and a camel spider - seven inches across, hairy legs, beak - started crawling over my thigh, and I would, quite honestly, have screamed, hit it incredibly hard and run a mile - but, I was being watched and the fear of the disrespect of these guys was just a bit greater than the fear of the spider, so my lips clammed up completely and over the next three years, I gradually got used to them.
The author has recently started to look for more specific local Arabic names given to large arachnids since shabath may also be misused to describe the solpugid commonly known as the camel spider (which, although an arachnid, is not a true spider).
Camel spider - This scary looking beastie is the Camel Spider.
Instead, the 28-year-old Highlander was minutes from losing a leg after the camel spider bite and his wife Clare was told he might not survive the night.
After their walk yesterday they were briefed on the dangerous wildlife they might encounter - including the lethal black mamba snake and the camel spider, which numbs its victim before feasting on its flesh.
Once they had arrived back at camp, the trekkers were given a talk on the deadly creatures they might encounter, such as the Black Mamba snake and the fast-moving Camel spider.
My daughter, a junior high scientist, thought the chapter on the Iraqi Camel Spider was really surprising.
For instance, our undercover staffer learned that Afghanistan's camel spider doesn't really prey on camels, as is often rumoured to be the reason for the arachnid's name.
Giant Spiders: This camel spider from Iraq caused terror - until it was discovered that it only feeds on crickets and woodlice
They are refusing to return until a large sandy-coloured creature, which they believe to be a camel spider which hitched a ride in the belongings of soldier Rodney, 32, is captured.
Five fossil camel spider species are known, including a putative stem-group species from the Mississippian of Poland, a poorly-preserved example from the Coal Measures of Mazon Creek, Illinois, USA, one from the Cretaceous Crato Formation of Brazil, and two in Baltic and Dominican amber respectively; see Dunlop et al.