- JoseMiguel (5658)
- [2007-01-24 9:37]
A very good macro of this insect.
I like the POV and all details shown here, specially the translucent body.
Good light and exposure used.
Well done, thanks for share and greetings,
more likely striped bark scorpionm Centruroides vittatus
see for example
- Argus (50624)
- [2007-01-24 10:28]
You made a good job of this scanned slide to show us a scorpion that seldom if ever occurs on TN. Nice comp and pretty sharp with good lighting.
TFS and take care!
Best wishes, Ivan
- JORAPAVI (4643)
- [2007-01-24 10:42]
Excelente la nitidez y el detalle conseguido, enhorabuena. Un cordial saludo
- ramthakur (56909)
- [2007-01-24 14:13]
"Enjoyed" it thoroughly; thanks for the suggestion, Dietrich!
Marvellous macro of this unusual looking scorpion.
Once again, the scan is excellent.
- touristdidi (2490)
- [2007-01-25 5:25]
Weird !!!!! But definately interesting! I found one once in clothes I had soaked for a long time in a bucket of soapy water. It was still alive, even after I had scrubbed the clothes with it inside th epants leg of mine. I found it in Kalpa, Kinnuar,India, in the Himalayas.
Nice scorpion capture. I don't believe this species makes it out to the Sonoran desert of southern Arizona. We have different ones there. :)
Every Spring newspapers publish maps identifying where the most scorpions are found in the Phoenix metropolitan area. They are quantified by mailing zip code areas and they report the number of scorpion stings reported within each zip code.
Scorpions are social animals that usually live in underground dens like ants. Some places have lots of them, others have none at all, but you can't easily tell if they are in your area because they spend most of their time hidden underground. They also can squeeze under doors and easily get into people's houses.
I apparently have been lucky, I've rarely seen one and have never been stung.