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Arizona Stripedtail Scorpion - Paravaejovis spinigerus

Arizona Stripedtail Scorpion - Paravaejovis spinigerus
Santa Rita Range/Madera Canyon, Pima County, Arizona, USA
July 26, 2013
MUCH THANKS to the kind fella who pointed this bad boy out to us. Whoever it was seemed to know his scorpions, because he came equipped with a blacklight for these neat views. Kinda makes ya wanna get out your old Pink Floyd glow-in-the-dark t-shirt?

Not sure what type of scorpion this is. It was not that big, maybe 1 1/2" or so. Any ID help will be enjoyed.

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Arizona Stripedtail Scorpion - Paravaejovis spinigerus Arizona Stripedtail Scorpion - Paravaejovis spinigerus Arizona Stripedtail Scorpion - Paravaejovis spinigerus Arizona Stripedtail Scorpion - Paravaejovis spinigerus

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With the spines on the dorsal keels of the tail, I'm thinking Vaejovis spinigerus - Arizona Stripedtail Scorpion: http://bugguide.net/node/view/34470
-Alice

 
Thanks Alice!
Sounds great to me. Margarethe has a picture of one she ID as this one, and it looks almost exactly like ours.

You were a bit hit at BugSwarm 2013, with your knowledge of snakes, tarantulas, bugs and the like. I'm glad to see there are several good pictures of you and Aaron - voted the most photogenic of the event!

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