27 April, 2009

Scorpion findings in Norway

Scorpions are found in countries outside their natural distribution all the time. In 2008, a live scorpion was found in a house in Stavanger, Norway and it was sent to me. With the help of Rolando Teruel, the scorpion was identified to Vaejovis mexicanus (Vaejovidae).

Rolando and myself have now put together a research note about this special finding and a few other known scorpion findings in Norway.

In the present note we record the unusual finding of a live adult female Vaejovis mexicanus C. L. Koch, 1836 in southwestern Norway. Also, other exotic scorpion findings for this Scandinavian country are briefly summarized.

Teruel R, Rein JO. On the findings of Vaejovis mexicanus C. L. Koch, 1836 and other scorpions in Norway (Scorpiones: Vaejovidae, Euscorpiidae, Hemiscorpiidae). Scorpion Files - Occational Papers. 2009; (2):1-3. [Free fulltext]

Family Vaejovidae

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