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Giant Hairy Scorpion
Photo contributed by Marc Borom. Tucson, Arizona.
Vejovidae -- A Scorpion Family
These large intimidating scorpions can be found under debris or rocks usually not too far from a desert wash or canyon. They can sting of course, but the sting is not dangerous, just painfull. They are predators that emerge mostly at night to prey on crickets, spiders and termites and other arthropods.
Found beneath a decomposing saguaro cactus in the Vekol Valley, Sonoran Desert National Monument, Arizona. Insects like termites and spiders are important prey in this habitat.
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updated 13 February 2013
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