Wood Scorpion
S4, Male, pectines
Spider-hunting Scorpion
Wood Scorpion (Cercophonius kershawi)Class: Animals (Animalia) - Jointed Legs (Arthropoda) - Spiders, Scorpions, Mites & Ticks (Arachnida)
Order: Scorpions (Scorpiones)
Family: Scorpion (Bothriuridae)     iNaturalist Observation
Species: Wood Scorpion (Cercophonius kershawi)
This Photo:     🔍S4, Male, ventral🔎

Thank you Mark Newton for identifying this species for us

General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee, SA) and elsewhere
S4 was ~9 SVL
Note scorpions have 8 legs, like spiders, but their claws/pincers are additional and are actually modified pedipalps.
We have photographed 8 of these in Apr, May, Jun & Jul.

Copyright © 2020-2023 Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 24-Apr-2020
This species is an Australian Native Species, not listed in the SA Murray Mallee Survey of 2010.