-The largest species of Uropygi found in the United States. These non-venomous arachnids hail from the dry semi-arid and arid regions of the Southwestern states and Northern Mexico. There is so debate regarding genus Mastigoproctus and distribution. Some authorities still recognize Mastigoproctus giganteus with range in the US, while others disagree and posit that M. giganteus is restricted to Mexico.
-These are burrowing animals and prefer habitats with deep soil and sand based substrates that allow for excavation. They have poor eyesight and rely heavily on antenniform legs for navigation. Oppurtunistic predators, vinegaroons will hunt live prey and scavenge recently deceased invertebrates.
-Adults typically measure 3-5" including the flagellum.
All sizes are approximations, as these are living creatures some variables will occur. Measurement for scorpions and Uropygi is total length (chelicerae to full metosoma/flagellum extension) This measurement method is determined when the animal is in a normal restive state.
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