Identifying scorpion

Identifying scorpion

Postby RCN » Fri Mar 11, 2016 7:36 am

Hi there,

We've found plenty of these little guys in our new house in Roodepoort:

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I think they're called Uroplectes Triangulifer. If that is the species, I know it's not an issue for humans, but could they pose a threat to my cats? They'll probably try to play with and eat them.
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Re: Identifying scorpion

Postby immaculate geckos » Fri Mar 11, 2016 9:50 am

I do believe its a Uroplectes sp. the stings are pain full but wont kill a cat. Cats are naturally play full but they do learn one sting and they will be avoiding them. That being said I highly doubt the cats will ever get stung before killing the scorpion.
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Re: Identifying scorpion

Postby rvanhuyssteen » Sun Dec 25, 2016 7:54 pm

Very common in and around Johannesburg even in highly urbanised areas. Some populations exhibit parthenogenesis. Common name plain pygmy thick-tail.

Uroplectes triangulifer (uroplectes in general) are far more colourful.

The scorp wont hurt the cat.
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Re: Identifying scorpion

Postby rvanhuyssteen » Wed Dec 28, 2016 10:31 am

Pseudolychas ochraceus is the correct species. Plain Pygmy Thick Tail.
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