Brazilian areas stung by scorpion invasion

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Arachnoprince
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any one know wat species is that???????????

look hottentotta or buthus or mesobuthus to me :?
 

brandontmyers

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I can't get the link to work, but I do not think hotentotta/mesobuthus spp live there. Most likely they are Tityus spp.
 

Michiel

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There are more then one species of scorpion in the film. Scorpions of the Tityus stigmurus complex are all called "yellow scorpion" in general in Brazil. One of the scorpions in the film is Tityus serrulatus as the tergites are dark an do not have a longitudinal stripe over the tergites as in the other two species of the stigmuruscomplex.
Another looks like T.bahiensis, because of the darkened patella. T.serrulatus, stigmurus and bahiensis are said to be responsible for most cases of scorpionism in Brazil.
 
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