(also solifugid /sɒˈlɪfjʊdʒɪd/)
Definition of solifuge in English:
A sun spider.
- They're actually solpugids, or solifugids (aka camel spiders, aka wind scorpions).
- 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.
- Despite the name and appearance, camel spiders are actually solifugids which, unlike spiders, do not have venom or silk glands.
mid 17th century: from Latin solifuga.