Solifugae collection

Solifugids are solitary and often highly aggressive creatures with large jaws. There are approximately 1,100 described species.

The Museum’s Solifugae collection contains approximately 290 species, which includes many types. It has a world wide representation and is nearly all housed in spirit, but there are a few dry pinned specimens.

There is a large amount of unidentified material which likely contains species not currently represented in the collection or possibly new to science.

If you would like to study any of the specimens in the below database and help us identify them, please contact Jan Beccaloni, the Curator of Arachnida and Myriapoda, to arrange a loan.