Scorpion ID Assist, Please...

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Scorpion ID Assist, Please...

Post by MSD » August 31st, 2016, 4:31 am

We have caught 2 scorpions in our house (along with a Camel Spider) within the last month. Very small, about 1.5" - 2" total, including length of tail. Hard to judge since it won't just lay it's tail flat for me. We live in inland Ventura County.

Anyhow, here's a snap. Can anyone help ID it please? Leaning towards an Arizona Bark Scorpion, stickly based on the image and what I can find on the 'net. I really don't know, howeever, so any help would be appreciated.

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Re: Scorpion ID Assist, Please...

Post by cbernz » August 31st, 2016, 11:25 am

If you don't have luck on here, try this site: http://www.bugguide.net/node/view/15740

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Re: Scorpion ID Assist, Please...

Post by MSD » August 31st, 2016, 3:51 pm

cbernz wrote:If you don't have luck on here, try this site: http://www.bugguide.net/node/view/15740
Good site - I posted the pic and asked there also. Thanks for the link!

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Re: Scorpion ID Assist, Please...

Post by gcsnelling » August 31st, 2016, 3:52 pm

Absolutely not a bark, however I do not know the California scorpions well enough to tell you what it is.

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Re: Scorpion ID Assist, Please...

Post by Owen » September 1st, 2016, 9:51 pm

It's some kind of Vaejovid. My first thought was a Sawfinger, Serradigitus, but they're pretty tiny... about an inch:
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Maybe Paravaejovis?

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Re: Scorpion ID Assist, Please...

Post by MSD » September 11th, 2016, 10:46 am

AND...

This morning this guy came waltzing right into our garage as we opened it like he'd been waiting there after an invitation.
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So far this summer, we've only had one snake that we have been able to photo (in the Ca. forum), but we've had a lot of creepy crawly's in our house that are making them easy to find!

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