Thelyphonida - uropygids - whip scorpion - vinegaroons: entomological box

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Thelyphonida - uropygids - whip scorpion - vinegaroons: entomological box

Dimensions: 12x15cm. The box is made entirely by hand by a craftsman bookbinder in Anjou.

Species: Thelyphonus of the Philippines captured in February 2001.

Thelyphonus is a uropygids of the order of arachnids. They are also called vinegaroons in reference to the liquid they eject in case of danger.

They live in tropical wetlands all over the world, they are just absent from Europe and Australia.

The uropyge is an insect that looks like a scorpion but does not have a venom gland. Its peculiarity is to have at the tip of the abdomen a multiarticulated flagelle, covered with many hairs sensitive to any movement of air.

If it does not possess venom gland like the scorpion on the other hand it possesses a pair of defensive anal glands located at the base of the flagelle on either side of the anus which propels a repellent fluid.

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