For the identification of insects and other fauna and flora of South Africa.

Friday, April 25, 2014

Burrowing Scorpion (Cheloctonus jonesi) family Hormuridae

Although they have a small amount of venom, they are harmless to humans but can sting. They can grow up to 90cm in length and live in burrows dug in the soil. The regions they are found in are KwaZulu Natal and Mpumalanga.


Rhodesia said...

Harmless maybe but I prefer not to try and find out how painful a nip might be LOL. Keep well Diane

Firefly the Travel Guy said...

I always remember think pinchers not poisonous, thin ones mean poison. Still stay away from them all though

Gaelyn said...

Bite or sting, they are still not my favorite creature. Is this the one we saw in Kruger?