Small Marbled Scorpion
Red Snout Mite
|Class:||Animals (Animalia) - Jointed Legs (Arthropoda) - Spiders, Scorpions, Mites & Ticks (Arachnida)|
|Family:||Scorpion (Buthidae) iNaturalist Observation|
|Species:||Small Marbled Scorpion (Lychas sp ES02)|
|This Photo:||🔍Marginal Eyes🔎|
Thank you Dr Erich Volschenk for confirming the id of this species for us
General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee, SA) and elsewhere
~8mm SVL. Note the "subaculear spine". Plus the 3 eyes lower down on the anterior margin (highlighted in the uv shot).
Dr Erich Volschenk said "This one looks like a member of the L. jonesae group, but probably not 'true' jonesae." He clarified further by saying "Our studies to date (using DNA) indicate that L. jonesae is a complex with several species. We've focussed on the WA species so far, including specimens from the type locality. With this variation I'm cautious about the SA ones being the same. Morphologicaly, they seem to be members of this jonesae group."
We photographed two of these in Mar & Dec.