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Giant whip scorpion

Mastigoproctus giganteus


These are not like normal scorpions. They don't have a stinger. Instead they crush prey to death with their modified pincers. They can also spray a strong smelling acid. This species can grow to be 40–60 millimetres (1.6–2.4 in) long, excluding the tail.


Spotted in Artesia, New Mexico.


These pictures where taken by my cousin, Bruce Cheek. He gave me permission to post these.

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New Mexico, USA

Lat: 32.84, Long: -104.42

Spotted on Jun 20, 2019
Submitted on Nov 25, 2019

Spotted for Mission

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