Camel spiders look like a cross between a spider, scorpion and an insect, and they are closely related to all three of these species. They do not have venom and cannot make spider webs, instead they use their strong jaws to crack their prey’s skin.
Their other names are:
The sun spider
the wind spider
the wind scorpion
They look like spiders with a rounded abdomen, their color is usually light grey or tan. Camel spiders are no more than six inches long. Their front legs are not legs at all because they are sticky and their cause is to help with catching a prey and climbing any surface.
The other legs are long and covered with long hairs.
They have eight legs and the front legs are used to feel the area, as a guide to where they should go. Some camel spiders are great climbers and can even climb very tall buildings in search of prey.
Their habitats are mostly hot areas like desert regions, where they usually hide under rocks and sand, and they are mostly active at night, not daylight.
Camel spiders prefer sandy areas and are geographically found in Northern Africa, the Middle East and some United States regions.
They are not really dangerous to people at all because they do not have venom. Nevertheless, they are pretty aggressive and their bite can be very painful. Their bite can sometimes lead to an infection because it sometimes leaves damage to the skin.
However, this occurs rarely since their primary preys are other venomous insects. In order to avoid a camel spider bite you should try to avoid any contact with it that includes unprotected skin. It is better to avoid any contact whatsoever so try to check your clothing and shoes if you suspect a camel spider is somewhere nearby, and avoid sleeping on bare ground as much as possible. If you find them anywhere on your body, gently brush them off. It may be difficult to stay calm within the presence of such a large animal, but try to do so as much as possible in order to avoid an anxiety attack.