Desert Hairy Scorpion

Desert Hairy Scorpion, Hadrurus arizonensis

Desert Hairy Scorpion, Hadrurus arizonensis. One of eight or nine species of the Hadurus Genus that is a member of the Caraboctonidae Family. It is the largest scorpion in North America reaching 14 cm (5.5 inches) in length. Found predominantly in the Arizona Desert this collection documents a possible range extension for the species into Baja California Sur. It is a nocturnal predator that feeds on insects, spiders, snakes and other scorpions. It’s venom is not very potent and a sting is similar to that of a bee sting however allergic reactions can be fatal. Collection made in the Buenas Aires area of Los Barriles, Baja California Sur, January 2018. Length: 12 cm (4.7 inches). Collection courtesy of Kyle Rousseau, Maple Ridge, British Columbia, Canada. Photo courtesy of Eunice Rousseau, Maple Ridge, British Columbia, Canada.