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Striped bark scorpion

Centruroides vittatus

Description:

A medium-sized scorpion that is rarely longer than 70 mm (up to around 2 3/4 inches), the striped bark scorpion is a uniform pale-yellow scorpion that can be identified by two dark, longitudinal stripes on its carapace, with a dark triangular above the ocular tubercle. There are minor variations on this theme, however; specimens that are lighter-colored and lack the characteristic stripes have been described as separate species in the past. Their color suits their environment well, providing them with a natural camouflage from predators as well as prey. Males have a pectinal tooth count of 21–30, while females count 20–27. (information from Wikipedia)

Habitat:

Suburban plot that's rocky and filled with wildflowers

Notes:

Oklahoma's only species of scorpion

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Aaron_G
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Aaron_G

Oklahoma, USA

Spotted on Jun 27, 2014
Submitted on Dec 16, 2016

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