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Australian scorpion ID

Discussion in 'Scorpions' started by dragonblade71, Nov 14, 2019.

  1. dragonblade71

    dragonblade71 Arachnobaron Old Timer

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    Captured some footage of a large scorpion in the wild on Kangaroo Island in South Australia. It's some kind of Urodacus but I'm trying to identify the species. Some people reckon it's manicatus but surely, it's too large for that. I have kept two manicatus myself and they were both considerably smaller. And other manicatus from the same location are also much smaller as well.



     
  2. Ftang5

    Ftang5 Arachnopeon

    looks too light to be a manicatus, especially the kangaroo island manicatus which is far darker than the Victorian one. possibilities include armatus and nova. or potentially a new species all together as there hasn't been as much Australian arachnid filed work as there should be.
     
  3. dragonblade71

    dragonblade71 Arachnobaron Old Timer

    Good point about the lighter colour. Yea I notice that Manicatus from the same location tend to be darker (sometimes almost black.) It would be great if it was a new species.
     
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