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Whip spiders

Whip spiders, from the order Amblypygi, are little-known arachnids that resemble spiders in spite of some distinguishing features, such as raptorial pedipalps with large spines used to capture their prey and the presence of two extremely long legs with sensory function. They do not produce silk or build webs. Also, the absence of venom makes them absolutely harmless to us. Finally, whip spiders are fast and large when compared to other arachnids.

Whip spider • Photo Thiago G. Carvalho