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Scorpion - Centruroides vittatus

Scorpion - Centruroides vittatus
Copperas Cove, Lampasas County, Texas, USA
September 11, 2010
Size: 2"
This little guy was in my house. I haven't seen one of these in the house in a long time. They like to rest on the ceiling and drop on you. My husband was stung in bed once.

This is the only species known form Lampasas County, but Pseudouroctonus reddelli has recently been reported from just west of there at Colorado Bend State Park.

Texas has 18 species, New Mexico has over 20, while Arizona and California have well over 40 spp.

Texas does, however, have some of the very few "hot spots" with over 9 species within the size of a football field in the Big Bend Region. Areas of high diversity in the US are Brewster and Presidio counties in the Big Bend of Texas, Hidalgo County, New Mexico (the Bootheel), Cochise County, Arizona, and Anza-Borrego State Park, California. Each have 13 or more species. Only 4 of Texas' scorpions (Diplocentris diablo, Paruroctonus pecos, P. utahensis, and Pseudouroctonus reddelli) do not occur in Big Bend National Park.

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doesn't texas have quite a fe
doesn't texas have quite a few scorpions species? i don't know specifically about lampasas county though. there are tons of species out there...

Centuroides vittatus
body size, shape, and color look right; they're abundant pretty much everywhere they occur; get into houses a lot; and I don't think there are really any other scorpions in your area

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