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SCORPION ID

Discussion in 'Scorpions' started by ArachnoDrew, Jul 14, 2017.

  1. ArachnoDrew

    ArachnoDrew Arachnoangel Active Member

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    Found in Barstow CA. Hadrurus? Paruroctanus ? IMG_2544.jpg
     
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  2. ArachnoDrew

    ArachnoDrew Arachnoangel Active Member

  3. Smokehound714

    Smokehound714 Arachnoking Active Member

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    H arizonensis
     
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  4. ArachnoDrew

    ArachnoDrew Arachnoangel Active Member

    Really? Dang i was leaning furthest away from that option
     
  5. RTTB

    RTTB Arachnoprince Active Member

    Surest way to distinguish it from S mesaensis is look at the prominent "hairs" on the tail. The claws probably threw you off as they can be more bulbous sometimes. I had to look twice.Cool find.
     
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  6. darkness975

    darkness975 A Dream Within a Dream Arachnosupporter

    Agreed. H. arizonensis
     
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  7. Johnny Spadix

    Johnny Spadix Arachnoknight Classifieds User

    Hadrurus sp. --> i thought arizonensis are more dark on mesosoma!?
     
  8. Smokehound714

    Smokehound714 Arachnoking Active Member

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    this is a juvenile arizonensis.

    the intraocular crescent is how you ID them, not their overall color. they are polymorphic, with dark individuals and very pallid individuals.
     
  9. Stugy

    Stugy Arachnolord Active Member

    That's cool. I never knew H.arizonensis was polymorphic. Since I hadn't searched it up yet, what is the intraocular crescent?
     
  10. Forehead.
     
  11. Smokehound714

    Smokehound714 Arachnoking Active Member

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    the intraocular crescent is the light part on the 'nose', which is diagnostic in identifying hadrurus species.

     
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  12. ArachnoDrew

    ArachnoDrew Arachnoangel Active Member

    @Smokehound714 my brotha i need your expertise here again FB_IMG_1500365359422.jpg hadrurus hirsutus?
     
  13. Smokehound714

    Smokehound714 Arachnoking Active Member

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    Nope, arizonensis.

    H hirsutus is endemic to baja california, has honey-orange pedipalps, bright electric yellow limbs, and a darkened fifth metasomal segment.
     
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