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Teuthraustes Scorpion

Teuthraustes gervaisii (female)

Description:

Maternal care scorpion-style! Female of about 3.5cm, excluding the tail. Black/dark brown colouration, with a load of youngsters on her back.

Habitat:

Found in city park, in Cuenca, in the Ecuadorian Andes at about 2500m above sea level.

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3 Comments

Edgar9
Edgar9 a year ago

Very nice! Is some key available to distinguish it from T. camposi in Cañar?

Felix Fleck
Felix Fleck 3 years ago

Thanks, Jim! Probably more of a survival strategy, wouldn't go near that stinger though.

Jim Nelson
Jim Nelson 3 years ago

I do not know if spiders have a maternal instinct...this one looks like it could hold its own if it had to.

Felix Fleck
Spotted by
Felix Fleck

Cuenca, Azuay, Ecuador

Spotted on Apr 15, 2016
Submitted on Jul 23, 2017

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