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Scorpion, Amador county - Graemeloweus iviei

Scorpion, Amador county - Graemeloweus iviei
Plymouth, Amador County, California, USA
March 22, 2009
Size: 1"
Found this specimen 5miles outside of Plymouth, CA on March 22. It was a warm sunny day, 75 degrees. It was hiding under a rock and was not very aggressive/defensive even when I touched it. This was the second one I found that day but over the past month they have become very common and I find them in many sizes (never bigger than this one) all over the place. I checked the guide but couldn't find anything that looked like this, anyone have any ideas?


Moved from Vaejovidae.

Great photo! Enough detail for me to ID it away from Uroctonus mordax, the only other species like this around Plymouth and the gold country. The carina (ridge) on the last metasomal (tail) segment does NOT fork at the end to form a "Y" as does U. mordax, plus, the dorsal ridges on the metasomal segments end with en enlarged granule, like a spine, also not in U. mordax.

Great, thanks a bunch!
Great, thanks a bunch!

Moving -
to family page for now... Nice image!

Definitely in the family Vaej
Definitely in the family Vaejovidae, other than that... I would personally say the Serradigitus or Paruroctonus but I am not really a scorpion guy.

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