Scorpion ID

Scorpion ID

Postby Kev » Mon Jul 02, 2012 7:14 pm

Hey can any one give me an ID on this scorpion.
I found it while hiking at Suikerbosrand (Southern Gauteng) this weekend.

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Re: Scorpion ID

Postby F1refly » Mon Jul 02, 2012 9:37 pm

I'm no expert on scorpions but it looks like either a Parabuthus granulatus or some Uroplectes. How big was it? Do you still have it?
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Re: Scorpion ID

Postby Kev » Mon Jul 02, 2012 10:38 pm

No, left it where I found it.
The body was about 20mm without the tail, looked nice and fat.
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Re: Scorpion ID

Postby Scorpion » Tue Jul 03, 2012 12:59 am

That is not a Parabuthus species! Funilly enough it isn't a Uroplectes species either, but close!

Parabuthus species are bigger and for the most part have a thicker tail....

This scorpion is in fact Pseudolychas ochraceus and a gravid female at that!
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Re: Scorpion ID

Postby shadowfoot » Tue Jul 03, 2012 1:03 pm

+1 to Scorpion's ID. Did not know the exact species, but definitely Pseudolychas.
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Re: Scorpion ID

Postby Kev » Tue Jul 03, 2012 2:53 pm

I was wondering if it was gravid due to the girth on her.
Thanks for the ID guys. Much appreciated.
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