Dayanira Paniagua, PhD

Visiting Scholar

Arizona Bark Scorpion with babies - Centruroides exilicauda
  • Photo by Jerry Schudda

    Arizona Bark Scorpion with Scorplings – Centuroides sculpturatus

    These small bodied scorpions are most typically identified by their light brown – tan coloration, skinny metasoma and small pedipalps. Although small in stature, these are the only scorpions considered to be dangerous to humans and can slide through cracks as small as 1/16 inch. Unlike their spider cousins, they give live birth most commonly in batches of 20-30 scorplings.