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Northern Desert Scorpion
This 3"-4" long Northern Desert Scorpion (Parvoctonus boreus) was lying under a rock when I turned it over in an area in the Bookcliffs (NE Utah).
Though it has a painful sting, it is not posionous.
It sure had an attitude though!


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Arthur Digbeevery cool

Arthur Digbee

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The "painful sting" part is first-hand experience?

Did you know it wasn't poisonous or did you do the ID later?
Posted Sep 17, 2008 5:35 pm

KieferRe: very cool


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Fortunately, no humans were injured during the photo shoot of this little guy!
But you're right, I did the ID later at home.
Casticone and I initially thought that it was poisionous due to its size and colour but later realized we weren't in Africa. :o)
Thanks, Arthur!
Posted Sep 19, 2008 6:33 am

Pete CastriconeNice Critter

Pete Castricone

Voted 10/10

He looks rather friendly, but we know that isn't true. The photo turned out nice.
Posted Sep 17, 2008 9:27 pm

lcarreauBelieve it or not ...


Voted 10/10

These scorpions are also found as far north
as the Oquirrh Mountains west of Utah county.

I used to scoop them up into a glass jar, and
"studied" them when I was a kid. Awesome !!!
Posted May 15, 2009 1:17 pm

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KieferSubmitted by Kiefer
on Sep 17, 2008 5:27 pm

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