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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 2 weeks ago

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

California, USA

Lat: 33.00, Long: -116.91

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

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