Scorpion Hadrurus arizonensis

Common Names
Giant desert hairy scorpion, giant hairy scorpion, Arizona Desert hairy scorpion
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Arachnida
Order: Scorpiones
Family: Caraboctonidae
Genus: Hadrurus
Species: H. arizonensis
Binomial name
Hadrurus arizonensis

Ewing, 1928 [1]

Hadrurus arizonensis, the giant desert hairy scorpion, giant hairy scorpion, or Arizona Desert hairy scorpion, is the largest scorpion in North America,[2] and one of the 8–9 species of Hadrurus in the United States, attaining a length of 14 cm (5.5 in).[3] Its large size allows it to feed easily on other scorpions and a variety of other prey, including lizards and snakes. This species is usually yellow with a dark top[3] and has lobster-like pincers. It gets its common names from the brown hairs that cover its body. These hairs help it to detect vibration in the soil.[3] A similar species is Hadrurus spadix.

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