11 December, 2018

Surprise! Euscorpius naupliensis has been found in Azerbaijan

Tropea and Lourenco have recently published a very surprising finding of Euscorpius naupliensis (C. L. Koch, 1837) (Euscorpiidae) in Azerbaijan. This species is normally found in Peloponnese in  southern Greece and in adjacent Zakynthos and Peluzo islands. The findings in Azerbaijan are probably due to recent introductions and it is unclear if the species has established a breeding population there.

Euscorpius (Polytrichobothrius) naupliensis (C. L. Koch, 1837) is recorded in Azerbaijan. For the first time this species is registered outside its natural range.

Tropea G, Lourenco WR. First record of Euscorpius naupliensis (C. L. Koch, 1837) outside of its natural range (Scorpiones: Euscorpiidae). Arachnida - Rivista Aracnologica Italiana. 2018;4(19):22-6.

Thanks to Gioele Tropea for sending me his article!

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