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Giant vinegaroon

Mastigoproctus giganteus

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1 Species ID Suggestions

Aaron_G
Aaron_G 10 years ago
Giant vinegaroon
Mastigoproctus giganteus Species Mastigoproctus giganteus - Giant Vinegaroon - BugGuide.Net


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15 Comments

Jack Settle
Jack Settle 9 years ago

Nice! Was this wild?

kuhlredline
kuhlredline 10 years ago

Seen hundreds of them. But never that color or near this size. Amazing find!

MrJohn
MrJohn 10 years ago

Inverts are awesome!!!

Tyler Hughes
Tyler Hughes 10 years ago

That things got some jaws on it!

MaryEvans2
MaryEvans2 10 years ago

Nice spot, but you wouldn't catch me holding this one :)

Trapsuutjie
Trapsuutjie 10 years ago

Kudos to the person holding onto the scorpion!

p.young713
p.young713 10 years ago

Do these bite?

peter
peter 10 years ago

Thanks everyone, another mystery solved.

Gerardo Aizpuru
Gerardo Aizpuru 10 years ago

May be
The giant whip scorpion or vingaroon
Mastigoproctus giganteus
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thelyphonid...

ivanrey969
ivanrey969 10 years ago

Wow! Is huge! Very nice spotting!

erikarodriguezm
erikarodriguezm 10 years ago

It's a whip scorpion (Order Thelyphonida), but I don't really know which specie is...

Ivan Rodriguez
Ivan Rodriguez 10 years ago

Looks to be a water animal due to the whiskers... but not an expert in the least!

YogeshSave
YogeshSave 10 years ago

What is this? scorpion,insect or any water animal?.....

Gerardo Aizpuru
Gerardo Aizpuru 10 years ago

This is an amazing Insect.

peter
Spotted by
peter

Tucson, Arizona, USA

Spotted on Oct 21, 2011
Submitted on Jan 10, 2012

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