Scorpion Scorpion


Flat Rock Scorpion

Any crack or crevice in a rock or layer of rock is the favoured habitat of the Hadogenes phyllodes.

banded flat rock scorpion

Species of Hadogenes tityrus prefer rocky and mountainous regions, sheltering in cracks and crevices of rocks and layers of rock.

indian red scorpion

Hottentotta arenaceus construct burrows up to 10cm deep, usually at the base of bushes in sandy soil.

Hottentotta Conspersus

The preferred habitat of the Hottentotta conspersus is to shelter under large rocks and boulders in sandy areas.

Karasbergia Methueni

The hard, gritty soils of southern Namibia are the places to look for the Karasbergia methueni, although observations and recordings of this species are very limited.

Lipsosoma Elegans

Because of their size and limited distribution, Lisposoma elegans are rarely seen. They inhabit open ground, usually under small rocks on hard ground and give a painful sting.

Lisposoma Josehermana

The habitat of the Lisposoma josehermana includes fairly thick mopane and acacia woodland in vegetated areas.

Parabuthus Brevimanus

Parabuthus brevimanus dig shallow burrows at the base of shrubs in sandy areas.

Parabuthus Granulatus

Parabuthus granulatus dig burrows in compact sandy soils at the base of shrubs.

Parabuthus Leavipes

Parabuthus leavipes dig shallow scrapes under rocks in compact sand and gritty soils.

Parabuthus Namibensis

Little is known of the favoured habitats of the Parabuthus namibensis but they have been observed on gravel plains in sandy, gritty regions where they excavate their burrows.

Parabuthus Raudus

The species Parabuthus raudus digs a shallow burrow at the base of vegetation.

Parabuthus Schlecteri

Parabuthus schlecteri dig a shallow scrape under rocks. Known to spray venom when provoked.

Parabuthus Stridulus

The Parabuthus stridulus are easily identifiable by their shiny exoskeleton, common in the Namib Desert sand systems where they dig shallow burrows at the base of sparsely vegetation on the dunes themselves.

Parabuthus Villosus

Parabuthus villosus are found in rocky areas in the early morning and late afternoon.

Uroplectes Carinatus

Look in scrapes under rocks or pebbles on gravel plains for the Uroplectes carinatus.

Uroplectes Planimanus

The largest species in this genus is the Uroplectes planimanus, characterized by their wide pincers.

Uroplectes Vittatus

Uroplectes vittatus can be found under fallen logs or the bark of trees.

Opistophthalmus Adustus

Opistophthalmus adustus dig multi-directional burrows in sandy soils.

Opistophthalmus Carinatus

The large and robust looking Opistophthalmus carinatus are equipped with a powerful set of pincers.

Opistophthalmus Flavescens

Opistophthalmus flavescens construct burrows from 30 to 50cm deep in fortified vegetation growing in sand dunes.

Opistophthalmus Fitzimonsi

Opistophthalmus fitzsimonsi dig a burrow up to around 15cm deep, often in harder sandy soils.

Opistophalmus Holmi

Opistophthalmus holmi are known as sand specialists, excavating burrows in denser vegetated sand dunes.

Opistophthalmus Opinatus

The elongated sting is something to watch out for with Opistophthalmus opinatus.

Opistophthalmus Wahlbergii

Opistophthalmus wahlbergii give off a painful, but not life-threatening sting.

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