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California Common Scorpion

Paruroctonus silvestrii


Small and slender scorpion about 7cm long from head to tip of tail. The mesosoma is dark brown and the prosoma is a medium brown like the legs and tail.


Attracted to the porch light to catch prey that falls to the ground at night. Oak woodland with lots of leaf litter.

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1 Comment

Brian38 11 months ago

Awesome spotting Cindy! The species seems to be somewhat variable in colour (compared to your other spottings). Night time pics?

California, USA

Spotted on Aug 1, 2019
Submitted on Aug 3, 2019

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