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Sonoran Desert Scorpions
Vaejovis spinigerus (striped tail scorpion, devil's scorpion)

 

 

(striped tail scorpion, devil's scorpion)
Habitat: Arizona Upland Desert and widespread
Food Habits: insectivorous
Active Period: nocturnal
Size: medium
Number of Legs: 8
Leg Characteristics: legs attached to cephalothorax
the most common scorpion in Arizona
sting painful but not dangerous

Phylum Arthropoda
Subphylum Chelicerata
Class Arachnida
Order Scorpiones
Family Vaejovidae
Genus Vaejovis
species spinigerus

 

 

 

 

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