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How To Identify the Yellow Ground Scorpion
Yellow ground scorpion

Yellow ground scorpion

© Kari J. McWest, used with permission
Vaejovis confusus is commonly called the yellow ground scorpion. It is yellowish and granular. It has slender hands and fingers, similar to the Arizona bark scorpion, but the first two metasomal segments are wider than long or as wide as long. Found throughout the Sonoran Desert where it burrows or digs scrapes under rocks or other objects.

Things to know about the Yellow Ground Scorpion

  • Family: Vaejovidae
  • The yellow ground scorpion is nocturnal
  • The yellow ground scorpion is found from southeastern Arizona all the way to Idaho and southeastern Washington in the Sonoran and Great Basin deserts.
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