A Wickedly-cool Good "Bug"

From my Little Things of Nature Portfolio -- Sketches Afield.

Know nature. Learn to be still.

 This wickedly-cool tailless whipscorpion crossed my path early one morning recently. Of course, I had to sketch it. 

Actually, it isn't a bug -- it's an arachnid, from the order amblypygi. But it is good, however. And it is harmless to humans. This 4-inch creature (including legs) is great to have around for pest control. Living under rocks during the day, they come out at night to prey on cockroaches, crickets, other small insects.