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Scorpion - Uroctonites montereus

Scorpion - Uroctonites montereus
Lopez Lake Area, San Luis Obispo County, California, USA
January 30, 2011
Size: ~3 cm w/tail
Found in moist densely wooded (oaks and laurels dominant) canyon with thick leaf litter under a rock. Original Size

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Moved from Scorpions.

Now when you say "bristles", and we've discussed this before, do you mean like 4 or 5 pair of spine-like hairs alongside the ventral row of little spinules? The other, darker ones look kind of like mordax, but if they've got bristles, then there you go =)

Yes spines...
I was seeing what look like spines on the underside of the feet, they're thicker than the "hairs". I picked up some extension tubes for my camera, I'll try to get a picture, but they look consistent with what I've seen pictured for Uroctonites.

I broke out the magnifying glass and this guy does have bristles on the under side of its tarsi, guessing a pale Uroctonites montereus?

Probably a subadult, one more molt to go =)

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