Taxonomy

Centrurus vittatus (Say, 1821). OTHER COMMON NAMES

English: Common striped scorpion, striped bark scorpion. PHYSICAL CHARACTERISTICS

Maximum length of 3 in (7.6 cm), but average about 2.4 in (6.1 cm). Characterized by dark triangular mark on front part of head region in area over median and lateral eyes, and pair of blackish, parallel, longitudinal stripes on upper surface of abdomen. Long, slender tail is longer in males than in females Adult body color varies from yellowish to tan. Young are usually lighter in color, with last body segment and bases of pedi-palps being dark brown to black. Has slender pedipalps and a long, slender tail.

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