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Leach 1815


Metasolpuga picta                                                                    İEdward S. Ross


Members of the family Solpugidae occur throughout Africa and are known also from Iraq.  The 200 known species are distributed among 23 genera.  The genus Ferrandia is placed in its own subfamily Ferrandiinae.  The genera Metasolpuga, Oparba, Oparbella, Prosolpuga, Solpuga, Solpugassa, Solpugeira, Solpugella, Solpugema, Solpugiba, Solpugista, Solpugisticella, Solpuguna, Solpugyla, Zeria, and Zeriassa are placed together in the subfamily Solpuginae.