The kinds and numbers of invertebrates in the Chihuahuan Desert far exceed those of the vertebrate animals, and much remains unknown about this large group. The material presented here covers but a small fraction of them, but hopefully includes taxa of interest. As a work in progress, the start is modest, but the site should grow through time.

Phylum Arthropoda

Subphylum Chelicerata

Class Arachnida: Spiders, Scorpions, and relatives

Order Scorpiones: Scorpions

Order Uropygi: Vinegaroons

Subphylum Hexapoda

Class Insecta

Praying Mantis

Paper Wasp

Tarantula Hawks

Margined Burying Beetle

Cottonwood Borer

Bombardier Beetle


Last Update: 13 Mar 2009