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Ellura
Marbled Scorpion
Dorsal, compact
 
    
Marbled Scorpion (Lychas marmoreus)Class: Animal (Animalia) - Joint Leg (Arthropoda) - Spider, Scorpion, Mite & Tick (Arachnida)
Order: Scorpion (Scorpiones)
Family: Scorpion (Bothriuridae)
Species: Marbled Scorpion (Lychas marmoreus)
This Photo:     Dorsal, spread out
Other name: Little Marbled Scorpion

General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee)
A small (body is around 10mm or so) very pretty scorpion, but quite poisonous.
The common name is very apt, being of marbled / scaloped patterns with various shades of brown. While marbled it is also quite striped; reminding us somewhat of a parquet floor (sharp edges with woodgrain).
Aparantly the sting is very painful so watch out !-)
They also fluoresce in UV light (not that I carry a UV light around in my back pocket!)

Copyright © 2015- Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 10-Mar-2015
This species is an Australian Native Species