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PostSubject: Scorpion ID - Euscorpius??   9/11/2011, 7:17 am

Hi All,

I received this scorpion from a local animal rescue group - it was found on some primary school playground in The Netherlands - but we have no native species. Any thoughts? I am thinking it's an Euscorpius species. A new home for it would be nice too.

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PostSubject: Re: Scorpion ID - Euscorpius??   9/11/2011, 7:36 am

Yes the only species found locally (very rarely) is Euscorpius (flavicaudis). They most likely hitchhiked from the south of France.
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PostSubject: Re: Scorpion ID - Euscorpius??   9/11/2011, 8:13 am

Thanks - do you think this is E. flavicaudis though? It's tail is black... Could in theory be any Euscorpius species, ''hitchhike-wise''.
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PostSubject: Re: Scorpion ID - Euscorpius??   9/11/2011, 9:15 am

Could be any subsort. There are people here who can tell you a lot more about these, but from what I know they all look the same and you need to be an expert to keep them apart.

SO hopefully tom or someone else can chime in for you.
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PostSubject: Re: Scorpion ID - Euscorpius??   9/11/2011, 9:16 am

Thanks - that would be appreciated!
Anybody from around here interested in having it BTW?

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PostSubject: Re: Scorpion ID - Euscorpius??   9/11/2011, 9:44 am

Great pics btw! Does look like a euscorpius but like Pluto said it's quite hard to tell between them I have euscorpius flavicaudis and yours is not as they have yellow tails hense there common name European yellow taped scorpions, I'll do a bit of research, how big Is it? some flat rock scorpions look very similar to euscorpius Smile

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PostSubject: Re: Scorpion ID - Euscorpius??   9/11/2011, 9:49 am

I'm gonna go with euscorpius italicus Smile

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PostSubject: Re: Scorpion ID - Euscorpius??   9/12/2011, 2:39 am

agreed with bex... italicus or the one that begins with c lol

have you noiced how our E.flavicaudis are a lot lighter. their tails are very pale yellow, they are also a very dark brown, as opposed to a shade of black/brown

i noticed this as i was looking on a shop, so i've sort of stopped using our ones as a compariosn lol
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PostSubject: Re: Scorpion ID - Euscorpius??   9/12/2011, 2:42 am

Yeah makes it even harder to be sure lol with e.flavs lol

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PostSubject: Re: Scorpion ID - Euscorpius??   9/13/2011, 2:29 am

i think there's at least one subspecies of E.flavicaudis, it's just the different locales i imagine
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PostSubject: Re: Scorpion ID - Euscorpius??   9/13/2011, 3:16 am

the uk ones must have some differences to the other european ones

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PostSubject: Re: Scorpion ID - Euscorpius??   9/13/2011, 8:20 am

Not much on European Scorpions, but it really looks like Euscorpius concinnus.

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PostSubject: Re: Scorpion ID - Euscorpius??   9/13/2011, 8:41 am

ah could be thats the c one tom was trying to think of Smile

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PostSubject: Re: Scorpion ID - Euscorpius??   9/14/2011, 12:12 am

You cant ID Euscorpius by color, thats near impossible, Best thing is to say its Euscorpius sp.

Since the only way to really ID Euscorpius sp. is to look at the chela under a microscope and thats hard with a live one, trust me Very Happy


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