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Kurdish Scorpion

Observed: 23rd September 2012 By: Blanco
Kurdish Scorpion

5cms long

    Likely ID
    Buthacus leptochelys
    Confidence: It might be this.
Species interactions

No interactions present.


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I found this scorpion when I was on holiday, or rather my son did when it nearly put its barb in his finger. Fortunately it just grazed the surface of the skin. We saw two more the same type in following days and because we will be returning to this location I would love to be able to identify it and know what sort of risk it poses.

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where were you on holiday, it looks like the scorpions you see in iraq/iran region