Northern Desert Scorpion

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!
on Sep 17, 2008 5:27 pm
Image ID: 444068


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Arthur Digbee

Arthur Digbee - Sep 17, 2008 5:35 pm - Voted 10/10

very cool

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

Did you know it wasn't poisonous or did you do the ID later?


Kiefer - Sep 19, 2008 6:33 am - Hasn't voted

Re: very cool

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!

Pete Castricone

Pete Castricone - Sep 17, 2008 9:27 pm - Voted 10/10

Nice Critter

He looks rather friendly, but we know that isn't true. The photo turned out nice.


lcarreau - May 15, 2009 1:17 pm - Voted 10/10

Believe it or not ...

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 !!!

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