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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 Arachnoknight 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,

  4. pannaking22

    pannaking22 Arachnoking 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 the sun grows ever darker 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 Active Member

    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 Arachnopeon

    Looks P. puritans to me