Devil Stripe-tailed Scorpion
|Geographical Range||Southwestern United States, northern Mexico|
|Habitat||Deserts, shrublands, grasslands|
|Scientific Name||Vaejovis spinigerus|
|Conservation Status||Not listed by IUCN|
This arachnid lives primarly in Arizona, where it occupies a wide variety of habitats, from sandy deserts to grasslands to mountains.
The devil stripe-tailed scorpion has a long tail equipped with a venomous stinger. The stinger is used for defense and to subdue struggling prey, usually insects or spiders. It reportedly delivers a very painful sting but is otherwise not considered extremely harmful to humans. The scorpion also uses its large pincers to catch prey and to crush it or tear it to pieces.