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Giant vinegaroon

Mastigoproctus giganteus

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15 Comments

Jack Settle
Jack Settle 8 years ago

Nice! Was this wild?

kuhlredline
kuhlredline 9 years ago

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

MrJohn
MrJohn 9 years ago

Inverts are awesome!!!

Tyler Hughes
Tyler Hughes 9 years ago

That things got some jaws on it!

MaryEvans2
MaryEvans2 9 years ago

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

Trapsuutjie
Trapsuutjie 9 years ago

Kudos to the person holding onto the scorpion!

p.young713
p.young713 9 years ago

Do these bite?

peter
peter 9 years ago

Thanks everyone, another mystery solved.

Gerardo Aizpuru
Gerardo Aizpuru 9 years ago

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

ivanrey969
ivanrey969 9 years ago

Wow! Is huge! Very nice spotting!

erikarodriguezm
erikarodriguezm 9 years ago

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

Ivan Rodriguez
Ivan Rodriguez 9 years ago

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

YogeshSave
YogeshSave 9 years ago

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

Gerardo Aizpuru
Gerardo Aizpuru 9 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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