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Southern Devil Scorpion (Vaejovis carolinianus)

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Order: Scorpiones
Family: Vaejovidae
Genus: Vaejovis
Species: carolinianus

Profile:

1 positive
2 neutrals
No negatives

Regional...

This bug has been reportedly found in the following regions:

Anniston, Alabama
Deatsville, Alabama
Moulton, Alabama
Wetumpka, Alabama
Barnesville, Georgia
Gainesville, Georgia
Hazlehurst, Georgia
Marietta, Georgia
Woodstock, Georgia

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Member Notes:

RatingAuthorContent
Neutral gregr18 On Jul 24, 2006, gregr18 from Bridgewater, MA
(Zone 6b) wrote:

This is one of the few scorpions native to the southeastern United States. It is found in several states in the region, including Georgia, North Carolina, and Kentucky. It prefers rocky areas along lakes and ponds with plenty of wood and leaf litter available for shelter. Like nearly all scorpions, it is nocturnal.

The sting of this scorpion is moderately painful, but is not life-threatening, nor is it considered particularly medically serious unless an allergy to the venom is involved.

Positive Gnat666 On Mar 25, 2010, Gnat666 from Barnesville, GA wrote:

went field collecting on 03-25-10 found 8 of these guys under the bark of a single rotten pine log. atleast one group of three together and 2 pairs in touching proximity were observed. 7 of the main 8 and one other specimen from another log were collected.

Neutral philautigers On Aug 14, 2012, philautigers from Deatsville, AL wrote:

I have found 3 of these little creatures near Lake Jordan in Deatsville (Slapout), Alabama in the past year. Did not know Scorpions lived in Alabama before August of 2011 and I have l lived in the state for 41 years.


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