Paravaejovis 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, Paravaejovis spinigerus was known as Vaejovis spinigerus and Hoffmannius spinigerus. They are easy to keep and eat crickets readily. I have fed the young flightless fruitflies. HOME
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