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Common Yellow Scorpion

Buthus occitanus


The common yellow scorpion has a yellowish colour. It is from 12 centimeters to 15 centimeters long. It has got a long tail whith a light brown stinger which is used to sting and kill its preys paralizing them. It has 8 legs and 2 pincers.


The common yellow scorpion lives in in North Africa, the Middle East and Southern Europe, mostly in arid and rocky habitats. In Spain it is found up to 1000 meters above sea level, where it survives snowfall in winter.

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rui cordeiro
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rui cordeiro

Leiria, Portugal

Spotted on Jul 4, 2014
Submitted on Feb 4, 2015

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