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Georgia Scorpion?? - Vaejovis carolinianus

Georgia Scorpion?? - Vaejovis carolinianus
Meansville, GA, Upson County, Georgia, USA
July 6, 2006
Size: 2 inches
I live on a mountain in the woods of west central Georgia. Every year, these scorpions come into my home. I wouldn't mind so much except that they occasionally show up in my bed, which gives me the willies. They frequently enter the attic and fall down into light fixtures where they die en masse or get kicked out of the house if we find them in time. I will post a picture of one in the light, as well.

Management of these scorpians
Is there any way to have an exterminator get rid of them? Is it seasonal.

We own a cabin in the N Ga Mountains for 5 years. I've seen them a couple times over the years but they are usually dead. Now we have seen 3 live ones in one week. Little kids around.

Centruroides hentzi?
This is probably Centruroides hentzi (no common name), but I don't know if there are other scorpion species in Georgia. In any event, while they are venomous, they are not considered dangerous to the average, healthy Homo sapiens.

Looks more like a Vaejovis ca
Looks more like a Vaejovis carolinianus to me. The metasoma is too thick to be Centruroides and there are no stripes on the tergites, thus leading me to my beliefs.

What are metasoma and tergite
What are metasoma and tergites? I am a DVM with no education in insects.

Thanks, Steve, and....
I appreciate Steve's correction and explanation. The metasoma is the main trunk of the body, the tergites its individual DORSAL segments (the ventral segments are 'sternites'). What is a DVM? Doctor of Veterinary Medicine?

Im glad to help! However, the
Im glad to help! However, the main body of the scorpion is the opithosoma (which consists of the prosoma and the mesosoma). The metasoma is the "tail". You are correct about the tergites and sternites.

Indeed it is. Thanks for the
Indeed it is. Thanks for the educatiun!

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