Hoffmannius spinigerus (Wood, 1863)

Hoffmannius spinigerus Hoffmannius spinigerus

Hoffmannius spinigerus is a medium sized scorpion from the southwestern United States. The individual on the left is an adult female. On the right is a juvenile I found in central Arizona. You can find them under rocks and debris. I was in Tucson once with someone who stepped on one in a motel room at 3 AM. I am sorry to say this incident resulted in the only death I know of from stepping on a scorpion in the United States, the scorpion died.
Until recently, Hoffmannius spinigerus was known as Vaejovis spinigerus. They are easy to keep and eat crickets readily. I have fed the young flightless fruitflies. HOME

My name is Rich Ayrey, please e-mail me at flagrich@azscorpion.com

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Last updated 02/19/2014.