Red Snout Mite
|Class:||Animals (Animalia) - Jointed Legs (Arthropoda) - Spiders, Scorpions, Mites & Ticks (Arachnida)|
|Species:||Marbled Scorpion (Lychas marmoreus)|
|This Photo:||Ventral showing pectines|
|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!)