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sun spider

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Definition of sun spider in English:

noun

A fast-moving predatory arachnid with a pair of massive vertical pincers (chelicerae). Sun spiders live chiefly in warm deserts; many are active by day, and some grow to a large size.
  • Order Solifugae (or Solpugida)
Example sentences
  • A burrowing insect, the sun spider thrives in the high desert environment and is attracted by light.
  • A recently discovered intertidal, poisonous species of the sun spider burrows just above the high tide.
  • The small sun spiders are active only at night, while the adults are more active at night but will also hunt and move around in daylight hours.

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