Buthids

In these scorpions, the sternum of the ccphalothorax is roughly triangular. Some legs have spines on the tibiae.

• life Cycle As in all scorpions, young are born live and climb onto the mother's back. Nymphs may take several years to mature.

• occurrence Worldwide. In a wide variety of habitats, ranging from desert to moist forest, where they arc found in rock cracks and underneath stones, logs, and bark.

• remark Most of the dangerous scorpions belong to this family. Their powerful venom paralyzes the muscles, including those of the respiratory system and the heart.

rows of small, dark bumps along tad

BlJTHl S OCCITAN IJ S, common across the Mediterranean, is found on the ground, under rocks and logs.

with dark teeth

No. of species j^q

Chactas ces/hoi is found in parts of (Central and South America.

small tooth 7 "stinger"

Feeding habits ^

slender pedipalp claws

Feeding habits ^

0rder scorpionks

Family CHACTIDAK

No. of species j^q

Chactas ces/hoi is found in parts of (Central and South America.

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