Arizona Scorpion Pictures - Photo Gallery #1

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    Arizona Scorpion Pictures

    Arizona bark scorpion
    The Bark Scorpion is the Most Dangerous Arizona bark scorpion. © Chris Anderson, used with permission.

    The Scorpion Most People Fear is the Arizona Bark Scorpion

    There are more than 40 species of scorpions in Arizona. The Arizona Bark Scorpion is the only species that is really of concern to most people, since it is the one with powerful enough venom to cause harm as a result of a sting. The Arizona Bark Scorpion isn't very big -- usually no more than three inches in length. They are very common in the Phoenix area. Unfortunately for people who have a fear of scorpions, they don't stay outside; they can be found in many homes around the Valley of the Sun.

    If you have taken a photo of an Arizona scorpion (or your hand or foot after having been stung by a scorpion) and you'd like to submit the picture to this photo gallery, here is how you do it.

    See more Arizona Scorpion photo in Gallery #2!

    The Arizona bark scorpion is the species of greatest concern to most people in the Phoenix area. The venom of a bark scorpion can cause serious discomfort.

    If you have taken a photo of an...MORE Arizona bark scorpion (or your hand or foot after having been stung by a scorpion) and you'd like to submit the picture to this photo gallery, here's how you do it.

    Readers share their scorpion sting experiences!

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    Arizona Scorpion Pictures

    Arizona bark scorpion
    The Bark Scorpion is the Most Dangerous Arizona bark scorpion. © Matt Reinbold, used with permission.

    The Arizona bark scorpion is the species of greatest concern to most people in the Phoenix area. The venom of a bark scorpion can cause serious discomfort.

    If you have taken a photo of an Arizona bark scorpion (or your hand or foot after having been stung by a scorpion) and you'd like to submit the picture to this photo gallery, here's how you do it.

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    Arizona Scorpion Pictures

    Scorpion stinger
    Scorpion Stinger This is the part of the scorpion with which you should be most concerned--the stinger. © iStockphoto.com/kevdog818

    Here's what the stinger of a scorpion looks like up close!

    According to Kari J McWest, Senior Editor, American Tarantula Society, this photo is the metasoma of Hadrurus arizonensis.

    If you have taken a photo of an Arizona scorpion (or your hand or foot after having been stung by a scorpion) and you'd like to submit the picture to this photo gallery, here's how you do it.

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    Arizona Scorpion Pictures

    Arizona bark scorpion
    The Bark Scorpion is the Most Dangerous Arizona bark scorpion. © iStockphoto.com/Warren Brooks

    The Arizona bark scorpion is the species of greatest concern to most people in the Phoenix area. The venom of a bark scorpion can cause serious discomfort.

    Readers share their scorpion sting experiences!

    If you have taken a photo of an Arizona bark scorpion (or your hand or foot after having been stung by a scorpion) and you'd like to submit the picture to this photo gallery, here's how you do it.

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    Arizona Scorpion Pictures

    Arizona bark scorpion
    The Bark Scorpion is the Most Dangerous Arizona bark scorpion. © iStockphoto.com/Warren Brooks

    The Arizona bark scorpion is the species of greatest concern to most people in the Phoenix area. The venom of a bark scorpion can cause serious discomfort.

    If you have taken a photo of an Arizona bark scorpion (or your hand or foot after having been stung by a scorpion) and you'd like to submit the picture to this photo gallery, here's how you do it.

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    Arizona Scorpion Pictures

    Arizona bark scorpion
    The Bark Scorpion is the Most Dangerous Arizona bark scorpion. In the small inset in the lower right corner, you can see the scorpion under blacklight. © Brad Fiero, used with permission.

    The Arizona bark scorpion is the species of greatest concern to most people in the Phoenix area. The venom of a bark scorpion can cause serious discomfort.

    If you have taken a photo of an Arizona bark scorpion (or your hand or foot after having been stung by a scorpion) and you'd like to submit the picture to this photo gallery, here's how you do it.

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    Arizona Scorpion Pictures

    Stripe-tailed scorpion
    Stripe-tailed Scorpion The stripe-tailed scorpion is also venomous, but the venom is not as potent as the bark scorpion's. It is also very common to find these in the Phoenix area. The stripes are what physically differentiates this scorpion from the bark scorpion. © Brad Fiero, used with permission.

    Not all scorpions in Phoenix are Arizona bark scorpions. The stripe-tailed scorpion is very common in the Phoenix area, too, and is commonly found inside homes.

    Readers share their scorpion sting experiences!

    If you have taken a photo of an Arizona scorpion (or your hand or foot after having been stung by a scorpion) and you'd like to submit the picture to this photo gallery, here's how you do it.

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    Arizona Scorpion Pictures

    Giant Desert Hairy Scorpion
    Giant Desert Hairy Scorpion The giant desert hairy scorpion is four to six inches long and is the largest scorpion in North America. It is venomous, but its sting is not as dangerous as the bark scorpion's. Here you can see the side view, as well as the view from overhead. © Brad Fiero, used with permission.

    The Arizona bark scorpion is not the only scorpion in Phoenix. The giant desert hairy scorpion is also found in Arizona's deserts.

    If you have taken a photo of an Arizona scorpion (or your hand or foot after having been stung by a scorpion) and you'd like to submit the picture to this photo gallery, here's how you do it.

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    Arizona Scorpion Pictures

    Yellow Ground Scorpion
    Yellow Ground Scorpion Yellow Ground Scorpion. © Zack Bittner, used with permission.

    According to Kari J McWest, Senior Editor, American Tarantula Society, this is a photo of Vaejovis confusus, sometimes called "yellow ground scorpion." If you have taken a photo of an Arizona bark scorpion (or your hand or foot after having been stung by a scorpion) and you'd like to submit the picture to this photo gallery, here's how you do it.

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    Arizona Scorpion Pictures

    Scorpion Stinger
    Scorpion Stinger Scorpion stinger. Scorpion photo provided courtesy Ask A Biologist/Arizona State University.

    A scorpion stinger is called a telson. The needle part of the telson is called the aculeus. A scorpion can control how much venom is injected.

    According to Kari J McWest, Senior Editor, American Tarantula Society, this is a photo of the metasoma of Centruroides sculpturatus or Arizona Bark Scorpion.

    Readers share their scorpion sting experiences!

    If you have taken a photo of an Arizona bark scorpion (or your hand or foot after having been stung by a scorpion) and you'd like to submit the picture to this photo gallery, here's how you do it.

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    Arizona Scorpion Pictures

    Arizona Bark Scorpion With Babies
    Arizona Bark Scorpion With Babies Arizona Bark Scorpion With Babies. Scorpion photo provided courtesy Ask A Biologist/Arizona State University.

    A scorpion can have as many as 100 babies at a time. They are born alive, not hatched from eggs.

    If you have taken a photo of an Arizona bark scorpion (or your hand or foot after having been stung by a scorpion) and you'd like to submit the picture to this photo gallery, here's how you do it.

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    Arizona bark scorpions mating
    Arizona Bark Scorpions Under Blacklight A female (left) and male Arizona bark scorpion cuddle under blacklight. © Matt Reinbold, used with permission.

    Arizona bark scorpions nocturnal, and are easy to spot at night if you use a blacklight.

    If you have taken a photo of an Arizona bark scorpion (or your hand or foot after having been stung by a scorpion) and you'd like to submit the picture to this photo gallery, here's how you do it.

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    Desert Hairy Scorpion

    Desert Hairy Scorpion
    Scorpions of Phoenix The Desert Hairy Scorpion is venomous, but the danger from a sting is minimal unless you are allergic to it, since the venom is not that powerful. © Dee Kirkhart of Premier Pest Mgmt, used with permission.

    If you have taken a photo of a Desert Hairy Scorpion (or your hand or foot after having been stung by a scorpion) and you'd like to submit the picture to this photo gallery, here's how you do it.

    Readers share their scorpion sting experiences!

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    Arizona Bark Scorpion

    Arizona Bark Scorpion with babies
    With Babies Arizona Bark Scorpion with babies. © Dee Kirkhart of Premier Pest Mgmt, used with permission.

    If you have taken a photo of an Arizona bark scorpion (or your hand or foot after having been stung by a scorpion) and you'd like to submit the picture to this photo gallery, here's how you do it.

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    Desert Hairy Scorpion

    Desert Hairy Scorpion
    Scorpions of Phoenix The Desert Hairy Scorpion is venomous, but the danger from a sting is minimal unless you are allergic to it, since the venom is not that powerful. © Dr. Brendan P. O'Connor, used with permission.

    If you have taken a photo of a Desert Hairy Scorpion (or your hand or foot after having been stung by a scorpion) and you'd like to submit the picture to this photo gallery, here's how you do it.

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    Desert Hairy Scorpion

    Desert Hairy Scorpion
    Scorpions of Phoenix The photographer found this 4" Desert Hairy Scorpion in his mailbox in Golden Valley, Arizona. © Jim Kotka, used with permission.

    Readers share their scorpion sting experiences!

    If you have taken a photo of a Desert Hairy Scorpion (or your hand or foot after having been stung by a scorpion) and you'd like to submit the picture to this photo gallery, here's how you do it.

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    Bark Scorpion in Peoria

    Bark Scorpion
    Arizona Scorpions The photographer found this scorpion on his patio in Peoria, Arizona. © Andrew Malinowski, used with permission.

    According to Kari J McWest, Senior Editor, American Tarantula Society, this is a photo of the Centruroides sculpturatus, commonly known as the Arizona Bark Scorpion. Notice the slenderness of the metasoma and pedipalps.

    If you have taken a photo of an Arizona scorpion (or your hand or foot after having been stung by a scorpion) and you'd like to submit the picture to this photo gallery, here's how you do it.

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    Scorpion in Sacaton

    Sacaton Scorpion
    Arizona Scorpions The photographer found this scorpion in Sacaton on the Gila River Indian Reservation while he was working underneath a Caterpillar 775 E Haul Truck. © Bruce Anderson, used with permission.

    According to Kari J McWest, Senior Editor, American Tarantula Society, this is a photo of the Hadrurus arizonensis, the desert hairy scorpion.

    If you have taken a photo of an Arizona scorpion (or your hand or foot after having been stung by a scorpion) and you'd like to submit the picture to this photo gallery, here's how you do it.

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    Scorpion in Mesa

    Mesa Scorpion
    Arizona Scorpions Scorpion at a home near Power and Thomas Roads in Mesa. From the photographer: "This is the picture I took of a scorpion in our garage this morning. This scorpion had been contained so he was not in a flight mode." (7-29-07). © Kim Potts, used with permission.

    According to Kari J McWest, Senior Editor, American Tarantula Society, this is a photo of the Centruroides sculpturatus, commonly known as the Arizona Bark Scorpion.

    If you have taken a photo of an Arizona scorpion (or your hand or foot after having been stung by a scorpion) and you'd like to submit the picture to this photo gallery, here's how you do it.

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    Scorpion in Phoenix

    Arizona Bark Scorpion
    Arizona Bark Scorpion This bark scorpion found its way into a home at the base of South Mountain after a monsoon storm. Bark Scorpion © 2007 Eric Weiherer, used with permission.

    Readers share their scorpion sting experiences!

    If you have taken a photo of an Arizona scorpion (or your hand or foot after having been stung by a scorpion) and you'd like to submit the picture to this photo gallery, here's how you do it.

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    Desert Hairy Scorpion

    Desert Hairy Scorpion
    Scorpions of Phoenix From the photographer: "I live in Bullhead City, AZ. My dog alerted me there was something in or under her crate that is right behind my lounge chair. This huge scorpion was under the crate.". © Diane Peery, used with permission.

    If you have taken a photo of a Desert Hairy Scorpion (or your hand or foot after having been stung by a scorpion) and you'd like to submit the picture to this photo gallery, here's how you do it.

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    Laundry Pal: Arizona Bark Scorpion

    Arizona Bark Scorpion
    Scorpions of Phoenix If you didn't like doing laundry before, you'll like it less now. This Arizona Bark Scorpion was found alive in a washing machine in Tempe, AZ near Baseline and Rural. © Shawna, used with permission.

    If you have taken a photo of a Desert Hairy Scorpion, or a Bark Scorpion (or your hand or foot after having been stung by a scorpion) and you'd like to submit the picture to this photo gallery, here's how you do it.

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    Wall Climbing Arizona Bark Scorpion

    Arizona Bark Scorpion
    Scorpions of Phoenix This Arizona Bark Scorpion was found climbing a wall in Surprise, Arizona. © J.L. Slade, used with permission.

    If you have taken a photo of a Desert Hairy Scorpion, or a Bark Scorpion (or your hand or foot after having been stung by a scorpion) and you'd like to submit the picture to this photo gallery, here's how you do it.

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    Arizona Bark Scorpion in Blue Jeans

    Arizona Bark Scorpion
    Scorpions of Phoenix. © 2007 Don Roberts, used with permission.

    If you have taken a photo of a scorpion and you'd like to submit the picture to this photo gallery, here's how you do it.

    From the photographer: "I was stung 8 to 10 times this morning by this bark scorpion that was in a pair of jeans I was putting on in my home. Lucky for me it was on the calf muscle and not a foot and a half higher! This is the second time I've been stung while putting on pants." Location: Gilbert, Arizona.

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    Bark Scorpion in North Phoenix

    Arizona bark scorpion
    The Bark Scorpion is the Most Dangerous Location: north Phoenix. From the photographer: "A bark scorpion in my kitchen sink. It was unable to get out because they can't climb smooth surfaces.". © 2007 Monica Davis, used with permission.

    The Arizona bark scorpion is the species of greatest concern to most people in the Phoenix area. The venom of a bark scorpion can cause serious discomfort.

    Readers share their scorpion sting experiences!

    If you have taken a photo of an Arizona scorpion (or your hand or foot after having been stung by a scorpion) and you'd like to submit the picture to this photo gallery, here's how you do it.

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    Bark Scorpion in North Phoenix

    Arizona Bark Scorpion
    The Bark Scorpion is the Most Dangerous Location: north Phoenix. From the photographer: "This one stung my foot, and had her pincer accidentally torn off by my husband trying to get her out of our sectional. After she stung me, she went under and up into our sectional.". © 2007 Monica Davis, used with permission.

    The Arizona bark scorpion is the species of greatest concern to most people in the Phoenix area. The venom of a bark scorpion can cause serious discomfort.

    If you have taken a photo of an Arizona scorpion (or your hand or foot after having been stung by a scorpion) and you'd like to submit the picture to this photo gallery, here's how you do it.

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    Scorpion in Laveen

    Scorpion in Laveen
    The Bark Scorpion is the Most Dangerous From the photographer: "Found this morning in my house near the garage door entrance. Laveen, 51st Ave and Baseline Rd.". Scorpion picture © 2007 Derek B., used with permission.

    The Arizona bark scorpion is the species of greatest concern to most people in the Phoenix area. The venom of a bark scorpion can cause serious discomfort.

    If you have taken a photo of an Arizona scorpion (or your hand or foot after having been stung by a scorpion) and you'd like to submit the picture to this photo gallery, here's how you do it.

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    Scorpions in Chandler

    Scorpion in Chandler
    Scorpion with Babies. Scorpion picture © 2008 Krista Bench, used with permission.

    The Arizona bark scorpion is the species of greatest concern to most people in the Phoenix area. The venom of a bark scorpion can cause serious discomfort.

    From the photographer: "This scorpion was captured in mid-September 2007. She gave birth while in captivity. She and 3 of her offspring ended up surviving more than a month in a jar (tucked safely inside our medicine cabinet - the only place I would allow my husband to store his "experiment" inside our house)."

    If you have taken a photo of an Arizona scorpion (or your hand or foot after having been stung by a scorpion) and you'd like to submit the picture to this photo gallery, here's how you do it.

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    Scorpions in Chandler

    Scorpions in Chandler
    Scorpion with Babies A pair of Arizona Bark Scorpions captured in August 2007 in a Chandler, AZ backyard. Scorpion picture © 2008 Krista Bench, used with permission.

    The Arizona bark scorpion is the species of greatest concern to most people in the Phoenix area. The venom of a bark scorpion can cause serious discomfort.

    If you have taken a photo of an Arizona scorpion (or your hand or foot after having been stung by a scorpion) and you'd like to submit the picture to this photo gallery, here's how you do it.

    Readers share their scorpion sting experiences!

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    Arizona Stripedtail Scorpion

    Arizona Stripedtail Scorpion
    Avondale Scorpions From the photographer: "I believe that this species is "Vaejovis spinigerus." I caught them in Avondale, AZ, right behind the Phoenix International Raceway in February of 2008....It was burrowed about 1 foot down underneath a huge rock.". Arizona Stripedtail Scorpion picture © 2008 Mike Montano, used with permission.

    The Arizona Stripedtail Scorpion is not as dangerous to humans as the Arizona bark scorpion, although a sting from one could certainly cause discomfort.

    If you have taken a photo of an Arizona scorpion (or your hand or foot after having been stung by a scorpion) and you'd like to submit the picture to this photo gallery, here's how you do it.

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    Arizona Stripedtail Scorpion With Cricket

    Arizona Stripedtail Scorpion
    Avondale Scorpions Vaejovis spinigerus (Arizona Stripedtail Scorpion) with cricket, under black light. Avondale, AZ. Arizona Stripedtail Scorpion picture © 2008 Mike Montano, used with permission.

    The Arizona Stripedtail Scorpion is not as dangerous to humans as the Arizona bark scorpion, although a sting from one could certainly cause discomfort.

    If you have taken a photo of an Arizona scorpion (or your hand or foot after having been stung by a scorpion) and you'd like to submit the picture to this photo gallery, here's how you do it.

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    Arizona Stripedtail Scorpion

    Arizona Stripedtail Scorpion
    Avondale Scorpions Vaejovis spinigerus, or Arizona Stripedtail Scorpion, under blacklight. Avondale, AZ. Arizona Stripedtail Scorpion picture © 2008 Mike Montano, used with permission.

    The Arizona Stripedtail Scorpion is not as dangerous to humans as the Arizona bark scorpion, although a sting from one could certainly cause discomfort.

    If you have taken a photo of an Arizona scorpion (or your hand or foot after having been stung by a scorpion) and you'd like to submit the picture to this photo gallery, here's how you do it.

    Readers share their scorpion sting experiences!

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    Arizona Stripedtail Scorpion - Juvenile

    Arizona Stripedtail Scorpion - Juvenile
    Avondale Scorpions Vaejovis spinigerus, juvenile. Avondale, AZ. Arizona Stripedtail Scorpion picture © 2008 Mike Montano, used with permission.

    The Arizona Stripedtail Scorpion is not as dangerous to humans as the Arizona bark scorpion, although a sting from one could certainly cause discomfort.

    If you have taken a photo of an Arizona scorpion (or your hand or foot after having been stung by a scorpion) and you'd like to submit the picture to this photo gallery, here's how you do it.

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    Scorpion in Avondale

    Arizona Bark Scorpion
    Arizona Bark Scorpion. Arizona Bark Scorpion picture © 2008 Andrew Woodworth, used with permission.

    From the photographer: "I found this scorpion hanging out on the support post of the patio of our rental in McDowell Mountain Ranch properties. It looks like a bark scorpion to me, but we are not sure; we have six guys from Bermuda here on a golf vacation and none of us has ever seen a scorpion before."

    If you have taken a photo of an Arizona scorpion (or your hand or foot after having been stung by a scorpion) and you'd like to submit the picture to this photo gallery, here's how you do it.

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    Scorpion in Youngtown

    Arizona Bark Scorpion
    Arizona Bark Scorpion. Arizona Bark Scorpion picture © 2008 Faith Brown, used with permission.

    From the photographer: "Thank you for your article on scorpion stings and how to treat them. I found the information very useful when an Arizona Bark Scorpion so rudely stung my foot earlier this morning. Fortunately I am not having an allergic reaction and only suffer the relentless, intense pain that comes from stings from this species. This scorpion met it's death by shoe shortly after attacking me inside my Youngtown home.

    ...There has been no swelling or discoloration. In fact there's more of a mark on my arm from the tetanus shot than on my toe from the sting. For as much as it hurt you'd think the entire foot would be purple and 3 times it's normal size, but there's been nothing to show for the agony I went through and a day's lost wages. It's been 16 hours now since I was stung, and about 80% of the pain has subsided. Hopefully it'll be all gone by morning, allowing me to wear shoes again."

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    Black Desert Hairy Scorpion

    Black Desert Hairy Scorpion
    Hadrurus spadix From the photographer: "I took these pictures on the trail out of Havasupai in July 2007. We were hiking at night and had to really watch where we sat when we rested!". Black Desert Hairy Scorpion Picture © Tom Whipple, used with permission.

    If you have taken a photo of an Arizona scorpion (or your hand or foot after having been stung by a scorpion) and you'd like to submit the picture to this photo gallery, here's how you do it.

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    Queen Creek Scorpion

    Queen Creek Scorpion
    Desert Hairy Scorpion From the photographer: "Not sure what type of scorpion this is but we found it in our garage in Queen Creek AZ." (This is a Hadrurus arizonensis, desert hairy scorpion.). Scorpion picture © Anthony & Samantha Weaver, used with permission.

    If you have taken a photo of an Arizona scorpion (or your hand or foot after having been stung by a scorpion) and you'd like to submit the picture to this photo gallery, here's how you do it.

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    Tucson Scorpion

    Tucson Scorpion
    Bark Scorpion With Prey From the photographer: "I found this scorpion (1 of 8) which appears to be an Arizona Bark Scorpion.... We are visiting ... and were advised of the critters that come out at night. This one was hanging on a ledge near the house holding a cockroach.". Tucson Scorpion picture © Scott Day, used with permission.

    If you have taken a photo of an Arizona scorpion (or your hand or foot after having been stung by a scorpion) and you'd like to submit the picture to this photo gallery, here's how you do it.

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    Arizona Bark Scorpion

    Bark Scorpion With Newborns
    Bark Scorpion With Newborns From the photographer: "Our AZ Bark Scorpion, shortly after giving birth to a litter of 20.". © Genai Newberg/White Tank Mountain Park, used with permission.

    If you have taken a photo of an Arizona scorpion (or your hand or foot after having been stung by a scorpion) and you'd like to submit the picture to this photo gallery, here's how you do it.

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    Desert Hairy Scorpion

    Mohave Valley Desert Hairy Scorpion
    Seen in Mohave Valley From the photographer: "I've never seen a scorpion this large. I live in Mohave valley next to bullhead ... I found it on the wall outside next to the sliding glass door." This is a desert hairy scorpion (Hadrurus arizonensis). © Jim Sandoval, used with permission.

    If you have taken a photo of an Arizona scorpion (or your hand or foot after having been stung by a scorpion) and you'd like to submit the picture to this photo gallery, here's how you do it.

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    Desert Hairy Scorpion

    Northwest Phoenix Desert Hairy Scorpion
    Seen in Northwest Phoenix From the photographer: "This yellow scorpion was photographed under a vinca flower, in northwest Phoenix, near Anthem. It was approximately 4.5" long." This is a desert hairy scorpion (Hadrurus arizonensis). August 2008. © Sheril Chambers, used with permission.

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    Baby Bark Scorpion

    Scorpling (Baby Scorpion)
    The Bark Scorpion is the Most Dangerous Scorpling. Tucson, Arizona. © Meg Benhase, used with permission.

    The Arizona bark scorpion is the species of greatest concern to most people in the Phoenix area. The venom of a bark scorpion can cause serious discomfort.

    If you have taken a photo of an Arizona scorpion (or your hand or foot after having been stung by a scorpion) and you'd like to submit the picture to this photo gallery, here's how you do it.

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    Bark Scorpion Under Blacklight

    Bark Scorpion Under Blacklight
    The Bark Scorpion is the Most Dangerous Bark Scorpion under blacklight. Tucson, Arizona. © Meg Benhase, used with permission.

    The Arizona bark scorpion is the species of greatest concern to most people in the Phoenix area. The venom of a bark scorpion can cause serious discomfort.

    If you have taken a photo of an Arizona scorpion (or your hand or foot after having been stung by a scorpion) and you'd like to submit the picture to this photo gallery, here's how you do it.

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    Striped Tail Scorpion

    Striped-Tail Scorpion
    Most Common Scorpion in Arizona Striped Tail Scorpion is sometimes called the Devil's Scorpion. Tucson, Arizona. © Meg Benhase, used with permission.

    The Striped Tail Scorpion (Vaejovis spinigerus) is venomous, but the venom is not considered dangerous.

    If you have taken a photo of an Arizona scorpion (or your hand or foot after having been stung by a scorpion) and you'd like to submit the picture to this photo gallery, here's how you do it.

    Readers share their scorpion sting experiences!

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    Arizona Bark Scorpion

    Large Male Bark Scorpion
    Large Male Bark Scorpion From the photographer; "Found this guy hiding under some papers in our house in North Scottsdale (Sept 4/08). He was about 2 inches long (including the tail).". © T. Bryce, used with permission

    If you have taken a photo of an Arizona scorpion (or your hand or foot after having been stung by a scorpion) and you'd like to submit the picture to this photo gallery, here's how you do it.

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    Giant Hairy Scorpion

    Giant Hairy Desert Scorpion
    Sometimes Called Giant Hairy Desert Scorpion The Giant Hairy Desert Scorpion (Hadrurus arizonensis)is the largest scorpion in North America. This photo was taken near South Mountain. Note: This scorpion is on its back; this is the underside view. © Anna Fogelman, used with permission.

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    Arizona Bark Scorpion

    Arizona Bark Scorpion
    Large Male Bark Scorpion From the photographer: "I just moved to Phoenix and into a ranch-style home with a pool. I found him late this evening walking the concrete floor in the hallway just outside of my bedroom.". © Jesse Babbitz, used with permission

    If you have taken a photo of an Arizona scorpion (or your hand or foot after having been stung by a scorpion) and you'd like to submit the picture to this photo gallery, here's how you do it.

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    Giant Hairy Scorpion

    Giant Hairy Scorpion
    Sometimes Called Giant Hairy Desert Scorpion From the photographer: "This photo was taken at night in northern Phoenix on the side of my house.". © Rich Petri, used with permission

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    Arizona Bark Scorpion

    Female Bark Scorpion
    Flushing Doesn't Kill It! From the photographer: "This picture of a scorpion was taken after finding the nasty guy crawling across my living room in Mesa, AZ. We flushed it (which is apparently the wrong thing to do...)". © Michelle Moser, used with permission

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    Giant Desert Hairy Scorpion

    Giant Desert Hairy Scorpion
    Found in New River Giant Desert Hairy Scorpion in New River, Arizona. © Paul Brochner, used with permission

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    Telson

    Giant Desert Hairy Scorpion Telson
    Giant Desert Hairy Scorpion The telson is the part of the scorpion that holds the venom. © Paul Brochner, used with permission

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    Arizona Bark Scorpion

    Arizona Bark Scorpion
    Scorpion in a Jar Arizona Bark Scorpion (Centruroides sculpturatus) in a jar. © Henry Hight, Courtesy Pest Control, used with permission.

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    Giant Desert Hairy Scorpion

    Giant Desert Hairy Scorpion
    Found Near South Mountain Park. © Derrick A. Denis, used with permission

    From the photographer: "This Giant Desert Hairy Scorpion was captured outside a home just south of South Mountain Park in Phoenix, Arizona. This specimen was placed in a terrarium with a half dozen bark scorpions. The next morning, there was nothing left of the bark scorpions but pinchers and stingers in the sand. I guess they didn't get along. He was later released in onto the South Mountain Park away from homes."

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    Arizona Bark Scorpion

    male bark scorpion
    Peoria, Arizona A male bark scorpion (C. sculpturatus) in Peoria, Arizona. © Amanda Jordan, used with permission

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    Arizona Bark Scorpion

    female bark scorpion
    Peoria, Arizona A female bark scorpion (C. sculpturatus) in Peoria, Arizona. © Amanda Jordan, used with permission

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    Arizona Bark Scorpions

    Bark Scorpions
    Mesa, Arizona Near Greenfield and Brown Rds From the photographer: "[The scorpions] are in a jar for our pest control guy to observe how many we found in two nights with a black light....one had 10+ babies on its back and another was taking the babies and eating them....". © Adam and Heather Moore, used with permission

    If you have taken a photo of an Arizona scorpion (or your hand or foot after having been stung by a scorpion) and you'd like to submit the picture to this photo gallery, here's how you do it.

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    Giant Desert Hairy Scorpion

    Giant Desert Hairy Scorpion
    Seen in Scottsdale, Arizona Giant Desert Hairy Scorpion in northeast Scottsdale. Photo taken 8-27-09. © Diane Powell Ferguson, used with permission

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    Giant Desert Hairy Scorpion

    Giant Desert Hairy Scorpion
    Seen in Buckeye, Arizona. © From Sylvia Zawierucha, used with permission

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    Giant Desert Hairy Scorpion

    Desert Hairy Scorpion
    Seen in Gila Bend, Arizona From the photographer: This Desert Hairy Scorpion was found while camping near Gila Bend, AZ, about May 2010. While packing up our camp site it was found hiding under our tent. © David Aller, used with permission

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    Giant Desert Hairy Scorpion

    Giant Desert Hairy Scorpion
    Seen in Scottsdale, Arizona From the photographer: "I’ve seen a lot of scorpions in AZ, but this guy is the grand champion. Over a half foot long. Found him in the pool doing the back stroke.". © Brad Lawrence, used with permission

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    Arizona Bark Scorpion

    Baby Scorpions
    With Newborn Baby Scorpions From the photographer: "This is a scorpion I found at my parents house. I decided to keep it as a pet, only to find it two days later with all of these babies on it's back!". © Carlos Estrada, used with permission

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    Arizona Bark Scorpion

    Arizona Bark Scorpion
    Captured! From the photographer: "Don’t get stung by a bark scorpion -- extremely painful! Stung one victim and captured in McDowell Mtn. Ranch, 4th of July weekend 2010.". © Chris Koelliker, used with permission

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    Scorpion

    arizona scorpion
    In Cornville, AZ. © R. Palecki, Cornville, AZ, used with permission

    From the photographer: "I was startled while working on my computer late last night by this 2-1/2" long bark scorpion climbing the wall behind my desk. These are found even here at 3,300 ft. elevation. It's posing nicely on a rock in a small critter box for this picture. Our 2 cats are wonderful scorpion & centipede killers. I sleep well knowing that those creatures don't have a chance to invade our home with the cats on patrol."

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    Striped Tail Scorpion

    Striped-Tail Scorpion
    Most Common Scorpion in Arizona Striped-Tail Scorpion, Scottsdale AZ (2010). © Werner Rodorff, used with permission

    The Striped Tail Scorpion (Vaejovis spinigerus) is venomous, but the venom is not considered dangerous.

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    Giant Desert Hairy Scorpion

    Giant Desert Hairy Scorpion
    Seen in Buckeye, Arizona From the photographer: "Newly moved to Buckeye, AZ. While walking the dogs the evening of 8/12/10, Jake (the Golden Retriever) spotted this scorpion. Appears to be at least 4" in length. Huge and scary. It was scrambling along the sidewalk.". © Tom & Gale Marcinko, used with permission

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    Arizona Bark Scorpion

    Arizona Bark Scorpion
    North Phoenix/Scottsdale Area From the photographer: "I kill about ten of these each year in my home in the North Phoenix/Scottsdale area; I live 3 miles north of Desert Ridge. You can put the credit under Bill George. This scorpion was found sitting in my hallway.". © Bill George, used with permission

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    Arizona Bark Scorpion

    Bark Scorpion Picture
    Maricopa, Arizona From the photographer: "I just moved to Maricopa, Arizona from Pinellas Park, Florida about two weeks ago. Since I've been here I have found/caught three Arizona bark scorpions inside my home." (August 2010). © Arthur Fulford, used with permission

    If you have taken a photo of an Arizona scorpion (or your hand or foot after having been stung by a scorpion) and you'd like to submit the picture to this photo gallery, here's how you do it.

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    Arizona Bark Scorpions Under Blacklight

    Arizona Bark Scorpions Under Blacklight
    Tucson, Arizona Four Arizona Bark Scorpions captured in jar, aided by use of UV light. © Kenneth Liles, University of Arizona. Used with permission.

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    Giant Desert Hairy Scorpion

    Giant Desert Hairy Scorpion
    Seen in Phoenix, Arizona From the photographer: "I took this photo after removing some construction debris from my back yard. It measured 5 in. long.". © Andrew D., used with permission

    Desert Hairy Scorpion (Hadrurus arizonensis)

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    Giant Desert Hairy Scorpion

    Giant Desert Hairy Scorpion
    Seen in Arlington, Arizona From the photographer: Scorpion found on my doorstep after a small rainstorm in Arlington, AZ. A very much unwanted guest!. © chris a. of Arlington, AZ, used with permission

    Desert Hairy Scorpion (Hadrurus arizonensis)

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    Giant Desert Hairy Scorpion

    Tramonto Scorpion
    Seen in North Phoenix This scorpion was photographed in the Tramonto area on the north side of Phoenix, at I-17 at the Carefree Highway. It was in a strip center parking lot. (August 2010). © Gretchen M., used with permission

    Desert Hairy Scorpion (Hadrurus arizonensis)

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    A Jar Full of Arizona Bark Scorpions

    A Jar of Dead Scorpions
    A Scorpion Collection in Ahwatukee From the photographer: "Jar of bark scorpions collected in my backyard in Ahwatukee over approximately 2 years.". © Derek, used with permission.

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    Arizona Bark Scorpion After the Sting

    Arizona Bark Scorpion After the Sting
    Scorpion on a Plate in Phoenix Arizona Bark Scorpion, After the Sting. © Jeanne Araujo, used with permission.

    From the photographer: "This bark scorpion was crawling up my arm while I was sleeping in my bed last night. I grabbed him not knowing what he was til I got stung. It is extremely painful."

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    Desert Hairy Scorpion

    Giant Desert Hairy Scorpion
    Giant Desert Hairy Scorpion Impaled on a Nail From the photographer: "I found this scorpion in the water control box at my house in Yuma, Az. Foothills. Approx 6 inches long (total dimension).". © Abe, used with permission.

    This is a picture of a Desert Hairy Scorpion (Hadrurus arizonensis), impaled on a nail sticking out of a piece of wood.

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    Arizona Bark Scorpion

    Arizona Bark Scorpion on a ruler
    Scorpion From Lookout Mountain in North Phoenix From the photographer: "I am 59 yrs. old and have lived in Phoenix since I was 5... I have never seen so many scorpions as I have this year (2010).". © Paula Neal, used with permission.

    If you have taken a photo of an Arizona scorpion (or your hand or foot after having been stung by a scorpion) and you'd like to submit the picture to this photo gallery, here's how you do it.

    From the photographer: "This is a scorpion found in our back yard in North Phoenix near 20th St. & Cave Creek Rd. on Lookout Mountain. I decided to document the actual size and features of it. This particular scorpion was documented on 9/2/2008....It was not alive when the pics were taken... or at the least it was immobilized by insecticide....The pics were taken with a Sony DSC-T200 on the Macro and Micro-Macro settings."

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    Eyes of an Arizona Bark Scorpion

    The 8 eyes of the Arizona Bark Scorpion.
    Scorpion From Lookout Mountain in North Phoenix The 8 eyes of the Arizona Bark Scorpion. © Paula Neal, used with permission.

    From the photographer: "During the summer months, we could kill 6-10 each time we went on a scorpion hunt with a black light in the back yard... usually twice per week. We live only a few houses from the mountain preserve."

    If you have taken a photo of an Arizona scorpion (or your hand or foot after having been stung by a scorpion) and you'd like to submit the picture to this photo gallery, here's how you do it.

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    Scorpion Sting on a Leg

    Redness following a scorpion sting
    Redness After a Scorpion Sting Redness following a scorpion sting. © Julie Brueberg, used with permission.

    If you have taken a photo of an Arizona scorpion (or your hand or foot after having been stung by a scorpion) and you'd like to submit the picture to this photo gallery, here's how you do it.

    From the photographer: "I work for the Texas Department of Transportation. This thursday i was bite by a scorpion while doing trafficcontrol. I was looking on line to see if it was a scorpion bite when i seen your pictures. I have ice on my leg right now. After seeing your article i just wanted to share with you on what happend. Hopfuly the bite wont get worse."

    [Editor's Note: the area of your scorpion sting might not look like this one!]

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    Arizona Bark Scorpion With Babies

    Arizona Bark Scorpion and Offspring
    Scorpion From Lookout Mountain in North Phoenix. © Paula Neal, used with permission.

    From Paula Neal, the photographer: "I found this AZ Bark Scorpion with babies at our home in North Phoenix on Lookout Mtn. under a rain gutter diverter in our driveway. There were 15 babies when I captured her, but the number dwindled down to 3 just 24 hrs later. It appears that she is devouring the babies. She hasn't touched a cricket I gave her, after 2 days there is one baby left. Picture taken with the Sony DSC-T200."

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    Giant Desert Hairy Scorpion vs. Arizona Bark Scorpion

    Arizona Bark Scorpion Being Eaten by a Giant Desert Hairy Scorpion
    Scorpions Eating Each Other in Sun Lakes, AZ "My husband and I captured this photo on Saturday, June 25th at 10:00 p.m. in Sun Lakes Arizona while we were out looking for scorpions.". © CB & MJ Clement, used with permission.

    From the photographer: "This is our photo of the largest scorpion (Giant Desert Hairy Scorpion) in North America, eating the most venomous scorpion (Bark Scorpion) in North America."

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    Arizona Bark Scorpions

    A Pair of Bark Scorpions in Chandler AZ
    Making Out or Preparing for Battle? "They were really dancing around on wall taken near Germann and Az Ave." These Arizona Bark Scorpions were photographed in Chandler, AZ on July 3, 2011. © ACMike, used with permission.

    From the photographer: "Could not tell if they were making out or fighting it out."

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    Arizona Bark Scorpions

    A Pair of Bark Scorpions in Chandler AZ
    Making Out or Preparing for Battle? Arizona Bark Scorpion, under glass. © Mercedes McVey, used with permission.

    If you've photographed an Arizona scorpion (or your hand or foot after being stung by a scorpion) and you'd like to submit the picture, here's how you do it.

    From the photographer: "Saw this scorpion on the wall and before we said, 'Godspeed my little friend,' my husband fetched a purple tinted glass to transport it outside, and I asked it for a photo shoot. It was a perfect model, of course, in the glass. Sychronicity placed it on top of an art book on the table, entitled, 'The Spiritual in Art: Abstract Painting.' Shut off the flash and used a UV Flashlight instead to shoot the photos." Photo taken on July 5, 2011.

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    Arizona Bark Scorpion

    Bark Scorpion in Chandler AZ
    Same Scorpion, Two Views An Arizona Bark Scorpion, under UV light, and then with flash, on an exterior backyard wall in Chandler, AZ. © Sabrina Gant, used with permission.

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    Giant Desert Hairy Scorpion

    Giant Desert Hairy Scorpion
    Not All Scorpions are Friendly From the photographer: "Found this guy in a swimming pool skimmer in North Scottsdale.". © Ron Hebner, used with permission.

    This is a picture of a Desert Hairy Scorpion (Hadrurus arizonensis). While they are not as venomous as the Arizona Bark Scorpion, they do sting so be careful when picking one up -- or don't!

    If you have taken a photo of an Arizona scorpion (or your hand or foot after having been stung by a scorpion) and you'd like to submit the picture to this photo gallery, here's how you do it.

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    Arizona Bark Scorpion

    Scorpion in a jar
    Becoming a Pet From the photographer: "This is a picture of Cactus Jack, a Bark Scorpion my wife found beside the dishwasher. I put him in a jar until I can get a small tank for him, he seems to like crickets.". © RJ in Maricopa, used with permission.

    If you've photographed an Arizona scorpion (or your hand or foot after being stung by a scorpion) and you'd like to submit the picture, here's how you do it.

    This photo was taken taken in Maricopa, AZ using an iPhone4. The photographer used backlighting for the image.