23 July, 2020

Arizona tarantula preys on scorpions

Scorpions are fierce predator catching many different prey, but they are also hunted by a wide range of predators. It has been reported on several occations that scorpions have been preyed on by theraphosid spiders (aka Tarantulas) and recently Jennifer Duberstein and Dannielle Sherwood have published a research note documenting an Paravaejovis spinigerus (Vaejovidae) being caught and eaten by an Aphonopelma chalcodes Chamberlin, 1940 in Arizona, USA.

No abstract.

Duberstein JN, Sherwood D. Predation of Paravaejovis spinigerus (Wood, 1863) (Scorpiones: Vaejovide) by Aphonopelma chalcodes Chamberlin, 1940 (Araneae: Theraphosidae) in Arizona. Arachnology. 2020;18(5):496-8.[Subscription required for full text]

Thanks to Dannielle Sherwood for sending me their article!

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