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Arizona Scorpion ID

Discussion in 'Scorpions' started by veliravia, Dec 2, 2012.

  1. veliravia

    veliravia Arachnopeon

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    My sister and the dog managed to capture this scorpion in my parent's kitchen in Phoenix, AZ. They're holding onto it for me until I return, but we're not sure what it is. My first guess was a Centruroides, but I have very little experience in scorpion identification. Any help would be appreciated

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  2. ShredderEmp

    ShredderEmp Arachnoprince

    Look at the thread below yours. It looks much like that one, although yours seems big.
     
  3. 100% Centruroides sculpturatus (and that one is a male)
     
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  4. veliravia

    veliravia Arachnopeon

    How can you tell?
     
  5. Males have elongated metasoma segments (tail segments) compared to those of a female; this is common in this species and in other generally arboreal genera like Isometrus, Lychas etc.
     
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  6. veliravia

    veliravia Arachnopeon

    Ahh, how interesting. Thanks.
     
  7. Yeaup, Centruroides sculpturatus.
     
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