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Androctonus australis


Androctonus australis
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Copyright: Dietrich Meyer (meyerd) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 571 W: 64 N: 2152] (7114)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2016-05-05
Categories: Spiders
Camera: Sony DSC RX10, Carl Zeiss Vario Sonnar
Map: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2016-07-25 1:50
Viewed: 1037
Points: 7
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Back from bicycling:
I was turning stones in the desert steppe of Southern Tunisia at Bir Soltane when this nice and fat scorpion showed up. It is supposed to be Androctonus australis, the "Southern Man-killer". I found out that more animals are found under the stones in slight depressions of the ground; some residual humidity may be the reason for this.

I had to be careful when turning stones: scorpions and the Sahara Double-horned Viper Cerastes cerastes can sting. I saw the snake's sidewinding traces in the sand.

ID of the scorpion with the help of a species list for Tunisia on the internet.


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Real beauty! But oversharpened picture.

hallo Dietrich
very nice picture of this scorpion
they are very quick so you have here a nice document to show this specie on TN not seen so many
thanks gr lou

nice deseet capture, TFS Ori

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5804 W: 89 N: 14916] (62531)
  • [2016-07-25 15:05]

Hi Dietrich,the most beautiful surprise of your tunisian serie,a magnificent capture of this scorpion very sharp and bright,well done and interesting because this specie isn't often seen on TN,well done.Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano

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