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July 17, 2023 at 3:44 pm #1825Gleb
I’m currently trying to find a scorpion in the Alicante area, as I haven’t seen one before, and the yellow scorpions which occur here have recently been assigned to a different species, Buthus alacanti, occurring there and nowhere else, which is why I really want to find one.
Today I spent quite some time turning over rocks and parts of dead palm trees in a dry salt marsh. Lots of invertebrates, even a grass snake, but no scorpions. Is it genuine rarity, or am I doing something wrong? At any rate, the seeming best area for them was flooded this year, so may just look in another area. No mediterranean turtles as well, only invasive US turtle species. Did see a white-headed duck though!
Has anyone ever seen yellow scorpions in July? And can they sit under any stones, or just the biggest ones?July 17, 2023 at 4:30 pm #1827clive
Hi Gleb and welcome to the forum!
I have a list of scorpion species in Spain on my site that I suppose needs updating when I see you mention a name change sigh! https://wildsideholidays.co.uk/spiders-scorpions-and-centipedes-in-spain/ To be honest I have never finished the scorpio articles. Can you provide a link for info on the name changes?
Finding is a question of patience I guess but over here in Grazalema they are pretty easy to come across most of the year apart from when it gets really hot. Then, I think they retreat down their burrows a bit further. Maybe thats the reason you didn’t find one in your searches so far.
Nice duck! 🙂
Some info about those pesky sliders here: https://wildsideholidays.co.uk/invasive-species-the-red-eared-terrapin/
July 17, 2023 at 4:39 pm #1828Helen
The wikipedia page in French with virtually zero info says that you need to be looking around Sant Vicent del Raspeig, Alicante, Elche and Santa Pola
Breathe and try to be nice to people 🙂August 3, 2023 at 8:45 am #1884Keith MarshalAugust 3, 2023 at 12:42 pm #1887Miguel
Looks like The Spanish yellow scorpion…. There is an article here with images: https://wildsideholidays.co.uk/spanish-yellow-scorpion-buthus-occitanus-escorpion-comun-o-amarillo/
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