Wood Scorpion

Cercophonius squama (Gervais, 1844)

Body white-yellow to orange-brown with variegated patches of light or dark brown.
They usually live in burrows under plant litter on the ground. These burrows are shallow if they are temporary and deeper if they will be occupied longer. They can also live under the bark of standing trees, preferring eucalypts

Warning:Sting is painful whilst not considered dangerous always be mindful of anaphylaxis if unsure seek medical advice

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What habitats does Cercophonius squama live in?

Under bark of eucalypt trees and in ground leaf litter, in burrows, also urban gardens.

What is the distribution of Cercophonius squama?

South-western and eastern mainland Australia and Tasmania.

How big does Cercophonius squama grow?

Can grow to around 50mm

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