Spider-hunting Scorpion
Spider-hunting Scorpion
Spider-hunting Scorpion (Isometroides sp)Class: Animals (Animalia) - Jointed Legs (Arthropoda) - Spiders, Scorpions, Mites & Ticks (Arachnida)
Order: Scorpions (Scorpiones)
Family: Scorpion (Buthidae)     iNaturalist Observation
Species: Spider-hunting Scorpion (Isometroides sp)
This Photo:     🔍Anterior🔎

Thank you Dr Erich Volschenk for identifying and Crowley Museum & Nature Center Inc. for helping with the id of this species for us

General Species Information:
Found in the Riverland and possibly elsewhere
~12mm SVL
Note the single pronged stinger.
We thought this was Isometroides angusticaudus. Erich lifted it to genus saying "The distribution of the SA 'I. angusticaudus' is ~1500km from the type locality in Qld. Without more evidence, I'm very sceptical about these being the same species."
We photographed 1 of these in Oct.

Copyright © 2019-2023 Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 16-Oct-2019
This species is an Australian Native Species, not listed in the SA Murray Mallee Survey of 2010.