The Imperial Valley is home to a wide variety of life. While many animals are beloved, our arachnids have a more sinister reputation, which leads to many myths about these fascinating creatures.

Not only limited to the eight-legged spiders, the arachnids of Imperial Valley are many and extremely varied. Looking at just a few, it’s possible to separate the myths from the truth about these unique arachnids!

LAND OF EXTREMES: Creepy crawlers of the desert

A wind scorpion visits staff at IVDM.

LAND OF EXTREMES: Creepy crawlers of the desert

A vingegaroon is held by a researcher at the Smithsonian Zoo.

LAND OF EXTREMES: Creepy crawlers of the desert

A bark scorpion.

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