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 Post subject: Scorpion ID needed.
Unread postPosted: Fri Dec 23, 2011 10:51 pm 
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Can you help me ID this
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 Post subject: Re: Scorpion ID.
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:hmz: Where did you see this one, ossendryver?

My guess is Kruger in that case I would say it is Hottentotta trillineatus which has potent venom and a feisty temperament.

Nice spot! :clap: :clap:

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 Post subject: Re: Scorpion ID needed.
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Thanks for the help
it was at Mopani.


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 Post subject: Re: Scorpion ID needed.
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My own guess would be Parabuthus villosus. It depends on how large the scorpion was tho as the Hottentotta trillinneatus is +/- 80mm while the Parabuthus is +/- 140mm - quite a difference in size


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Looks like a Parabuthus to me :)


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 Post subject: Re: Scorpion ID needed.
Unread postPosted: Sat Jun 30, 2012 10:30 pm 
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It's a female Parabuthus transvaalicus. The photo could also be mistaken for Uroplectes olivaceus. P. villosus occurs in the Northern Cape and Namibia, and looks very different. Hottentota trilineatus is very different indeed.

I have a document on my website of the scorpions of the Central Lowveld. Download it from http://www.scorpions.co.za/index.php?option=com_docman&task=doc_details&gid=39&Itemid=57

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ScorpionKing! :yaya:
Nice seeing you around again! :D

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I'm always up to something. :-) Surveys, new books and the such. Will make a note to pop in more often.

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