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Scorpion species


From claws to extended tail, approx. 2.5" long scorpion.


In our rock driveway

2 Species ID Suggestions

KariMcWest 10 years ago
common striped scorpion
Centruroides vittatus
aaronjbryant 10 years ago
Striped bark scorpion
Centruroides vittatus

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Jack Settle 10 years ago

The ID suggestions are correct. I've found numerous individuals of this species and even kept one as a pet when I was younger. @katmc2020 That is not necessarily true, but usually when the pedipalps (pincers) are smaller, they are more venomous because they can't crush the prey with their pincers. Emperor scorpions, native to Africa and popular in the pet trade (I have one), have really big pincers and rarely use their stingers because they can crush their prey. There are mixed feelings about the bark scorpion's toxicity, but I wouldn't want to get stung by anything.

aaronjbryant 10 years ago

This is a Striped Bark Scorpion, Centruroides vittatus. These guys are actually not that dangerous. My brother's dog gets stung all the time. Not that you would want to get stung...

katmc2020 10 years ago

Did you know you did something dangerous! The smaller it is the more poisonous! That one can kill a 5 year old child instantly! The biggest species is only as bad as a bug bite! :•

katmc2020 10 years ago

Hey you could join the Oklahoma and Texas Wildlife mission!

freelancing 11 years ago

I placed a quarter near the scorpion for scale.

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Kaufman, Texas, USA

Spotted on Jun 13, 2012
Submitted on Jun 14, 2012

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