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Scorpion Spider (Platyoides)

Scorpion spiders or Platyoides are found in Sub-Saharan Africa and in Madagascar, Reunion, Aldabra and Canary Islands and all parts of Africa. They are nocturnal and are able to flatten their bodies so as to live in small narrow cracks. Credit: Zane Hobson (Port Elizabeth, South Africa)

Scorpion Spider