Marbled Scorpion
Profile, ~10mm, nose to vent
Marbled Scorpion
Ventral showing pectines
Marbled Scorpion (Lychas marmoreus)Class: Animals (Animalia) - Jointed Legs (Arthropoda) - Spiders, Scorpions, Mites & Ticks (Arachnida)
Order: Scorpions (Scorpiones)
Family: Scorpion (Buthidae)
Species: Marbled Scorpion (Lychas marmoreus)
This Photo:     Stinger
Other name: Little Marbled Scorpion

General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee, SA) and elsewhere
A small (body & head 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 © 2015-2022 Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 10-Mar-2015
This species is an Australian Native Species, not listed in the SA Murray Mallee Survey of 2010.