Common Black Scorpion Nebo hierichonticus

Common Black Scorpion Nebo hierichonticus

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Caption: Common Black Scorpion (Nebo hierichonticus). This scorpion can reach a length of 85–110 mm. The basic color of this scorpion ranges from a light brown or reddish-brown to dark brown. Legs are yellowish. It has a thin metasoma and large pedipalps and chelae. The base of the sting (vesicle) is oval, with a quite short sting (telson). Venom of this species is quite toxic, causing hemorrhage and necrosis, but the effects of the sting on humans is almost negligible, without any long term effects. Photographed in Israel

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