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Centruroides vittatus:

Centruroides vittatus: "pantheriensis" form - Centruroides vittatus - Female
Presidio, Presidio County, Texas, USA
July 30, 2005
Size: 60 mm
Family Buthidae. This is a form of Centruroides vittatus that was originally described as C. pantheriensis by Stahnke in 1956 from Big Bend National Park. It looks very similar to the Arizona bark scorpion, C. exilicauda (sculpturatus). This form is found only in the far southern Big Bend Region of Trans-Pecos Texas, and southwest into Mexico. The sting is very painful but not known to be dangerous.

Centruroides vittatus
I have about 6 of these at the moment, not sure what to doe with them thought Iw ould keep them as pets, seem to love eating spiders more then crickets Im in southern califonia out towards the salton sea Area. Are they common this far west?

Hi Eduardo,
This species does not occur in California, it's from Texas. What you might have seen there is the nearly identical Centruroides sculpturatus. Vaejovis waeringi is a little similar. Both of these species have pages.

Can you email photos of yours to me:

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