The Imperial Valley belongs to the greater Sonoran Desert, the most biodiverse desert in the world! It is a tough place to live, and to survive all plants and animals must adapt to the extreme environment. Our Valley is not only home to arachnids with sinister reputations, but other creepy crawlers with interesting adaptations and bizarre features!

LAND OF EXTREMES: Creepy crawlers of the desert

Jerusalem cricket. COURTESY PHOTO IVDM

Jerusalem cricket

LAND OF EXTREMES: Creepy crawlers of the desert

Common desert centipede. COURTESY PHOTO IVDM

LAND OF EXTREMES: Creepy crawlers of the desert

 Giant desert centipede. COURTESY PHOTO IVDM

LAND OF EXTREMES: Creepy crawlers of the desert

Creosote bush walkingstick found on a guided nature walk at IVDM. COURTESY PHOTO IVDM

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