Two-toned Thicktail Scorpion
Profile, Tail Up
|Class:||Animals (Animalia) - Jointed Legs (Arthropoda) - Spiders, Scorpions, Mites & Ticks (Arachnida)|
|Family:||Scorpion (Buthidae) iNaturalist Observation|
|Species:||Two-toned Thicktail Scorpion (Lychas jonesae)|
Thank you Ethan Yeoman for confirming the id of this species for us
General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee, SA) and elsewhere
~8mm long (SVL), ie not includign the tail.
This was a very non-agressive scorpion, keeping it's tail down most of the time to try and hide and become inconspicuous.
Notice the 2-pronged spine, which differentiates scorpion groups. Thanks to Mark Hura, this 2-pronged spine is called a "subaculear spine".
One specimen found in March.