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Scorpion

Observed: 5th May 2006 By: miked
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it06 Scorpion 2608
Description:

Plenty of these living with us in an ancient house in the forested mountains in northern Italy

Identifications
Species interactions

No interactions present.

Comments

dshubble's picture

Euscorpius

Looks like E. italicus (about 5cm long and the largest of the genus) though there are several species which are a variation on brown... They can be fiddly to tell apart (e.g. you need to look at small bristles and granules on the underside of the claw/front leg) but if interested there is a key at www.ntnu.no/ub/scorpion-files/euscorpius_id.php

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Thanks, think I did see this

Thanks, think I did see this key ages ago but it may have been revised since - at the time I could not come up with a species but as you say E. italicus does seem most likely.