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What is it found in southen California?

Discussion in 'Scorpions' started by Grace Choi, Jan 16, 2019.

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    Is there someone know this species?

    Thank you

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  2. The Snark

    The Snark هرج و مرج مهندس Old Timer

    Centruroides exilicauda I think. Pretty common from around Riverside on east and south into Mexico.
  3. Arthroverts

    Arthroverts Arachnobaron Active Member

    Looks more like a Paruroctonus (possibly silvestrii) to me, as C. exilicauda is a species found in Baja California, and is certainly not common anywhere in California (USA) other than maybe the most extreme south of the state.

    Hope this helps,

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  4. pannaking22

    pannaking22 Arachnoemperor Active Member

    Definitely one of the vaejovids, I'd say Paruroctonus as well, though I admit I'm not great at IDing that family.
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  5. NYAN

    NYAN Arachnoprince Active Member


    We don’t have Centruroides here really. They could possibly be found near the boarder with Arizona though.
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  6. darkness975

    darkness975 dream reaper Arachnosupporter

    Paruroctonus silvestrii or similar member of the genus.
  7. The Snark

    The Snark هرج و مرج مهندس Old Timer

    I saw several that looked like the OP near UCR, Palm Springs and on south to the Salton Sea.
    I thought paruroctonus had a signature blackish back.
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  8. RTTB

    RTTB Arachnoprince

    Stahnkeus subtillimanus or possibly Serradigitus joshuaensis.
  9. brandontmyers

    brandontmyers Arachnoangel Old Timer

    Not Paruroctonus as it has a notch at the anterior portion of the carapace. Looks like it could be a juvenile Paravaejovis puritanus.
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  10. Mordax8393

    Mordax8393 Arachnosquire Active Member

    Looks P. puritans to me
  11. ArachnoDrew

    ArachnoDrew Arachnoprince Active Member