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Scorpion - Paruroctonus

Scorpion - Paruroctonus
Humboldt County, Nevada, USA
August 1, 2011
Size: 2+ cm
This little guy may be Serradigitus gertschi or Paruroctonus boreus,
Please confirm which one, or identify,
More pictures if needed.
Thanks, Jake.

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Scorpion - Paruroctonus Scorpion - Paruroctonus

Could be boreus....
Hi, Jake... Do you mean Humboldt County, NV? And where exactly? Believe it or not, the exact locality does help in many cases.
This could be Paruroctonus boreus but there is a lot going on with that genus in Nevada, as in new species are popping up all over. Paruroctonus boreus is typically very lustrous, so I wonder.... You can post more pics here, or better yet, email them to me directly, full resolution, at kari.mcwest(AT)gmail.com, and I'll try to ID it. If you still have the specimen can you send it to me... just email me (I'm also on facebook and have started a scorpion page "Planet Scorpion").

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Your scorpion
I just submitted a similar scorpion to BugGuide a few days ago in Plumas County east side of the Sierras in California, and your image looks similar to Paruroctonus boreus, or what was identified for me, Paruroctonus silvestrii

see my images: http://bugguide.net/node/view/561042

Good luck, I am no expert, but learning what animals are in my area as much as I can.

 
Scorpion
Yes it does look similar. Also see: http://bugguide.net/node/view/561042
It should be an easy ID for an expert. However, females differ from males, and I don't know if these have instars so in could be another species. Thanks for sharing.
Good pics here of the Northern Scorpion:
http://talkaboutwildlife.ca/profile/?s=1492

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