arachnid in the order Solifugae

arachnid in the order Solifugae

6117  Good day, this was found in Medicine Hat, Alberta and we are just curious if we should be concerned. About half an inch long, it was found in my husbands locker at work where he stores his shoes/boots. Thanks so much for any info. Darrah

This is a solpugid; an arachnid in the order Solifugae, related to spiders and scorpions. These go by a wide variety of common names, including camel spider, sun spider, and wind scorpion; they lack venom, but large specimens can deliver a painful bite if mishandled. See   https://tinyurl.com/yd5yq3cj for more detailed information. Ed Saugstad, retired entomologist; Sinks Grove, WV.