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Parabuthus villosus


Introduction: Parabuthus villosus are found in rocky areas in the early morning and late afternoon. They can also be found under rock and log scrapes and at times under the loose bark of fallen trees. A sting from this species could be life-threatening.

Distribution: The entire western region of the country including the Namib Desert, Fish River Canyon, Epupa Falls, Brandberg, Spitzkoppe, Swakopmund and Walvis Bay regions, Windhoek and the Orange River.
Diet: Small vertebrates and reptiles, mammals and frogs if given the opportunity. Drinks fog water from the stems of plants, gathering droplets with it's claws.
A very hairy, pitch black to brown with yellow legs.
Breeding: Litters numbering up to 32 are born in the summer months.
Maximum size: 180mm. The largest Parabuthus on the planet and a real whopper!

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