QUEEN CREEK, AZ – It’s the stuff you’d see in your nightmares, and a Valley man came face to face with it.
Its common name is the camel spider, wind scorpion or sun spider; however, it’s not a spider and it’s also not a scorpion. It’s a cousin to both. It’s in the same group as arachnids but isn’t a true spider, according to Pierce Hutton, a biology Ph.D. student at Arizona State University. It’s in the genus “Eremobates.”
“I didn’t know they are native to Arizona, I have seen camel spiders, but I heard of them in Iraq,” Thomas Acosta said.
He found the creepy creature at his Queen Creek home.
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