Observation in Deep Cave, TCMA, Punkin and Deep Cave Preserve
Bastard stung me on my own front porch in the dark while I was trying to put the key in the front door lock. Sun Gold residential area of Borrego Springs, CA. (He lived to tell about it).
Scorpions are predatory arthropod animals of the order Scorpiones within the class Arachnida. They have eight legs and are easily recognised by the pair of grasping claws and the narrow, segmented tail, often carried in a characteristic forward curve over the back, ending with a venomous stinger. Scorpions range in size from 9 mm (Typhlochactas mitchelli) to 20 cm (Hadogenes troglodytes).