Sunday, 20 November 2011

Sting in the tail

Doing some gardening and noticed movement on the ground which I thought was a spider but it turned out to be a cousin, a scorpion, one of the over 29 species of 6 genera that are found in Australia. This one is one of the smaller species only being around 3cm in length, however even though small they are known to have a very painful sting, but not likely to cause serious injury.

This particular species is the Little Marbled Scorpion  Lychas marmoreus that ranges through the eastern coastal areas. It is reasonably common and generally found in leaf litter, under logs, bark or rocks.

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