Bark Scorpion

bark scorpion in Phoenix

Physical Characteristics of Bark Scorpions in Phoenix

  • Body is segmented into three distinct parts
  • Exoskeleton is dense and resistant to damage and glows when exposed to ultraviolet light of specific wavelengths
  • Scorpions in Phoenix can have up to 12 eyes
  • A telson, or stinger, at end of the tail contains glands filled with venom

Behavior of Scorpions in Phoenix

  • Nocturnal and a digger, preferring to exist underground
  • Display photophobic behavior, which is a fear of light
  • Unlike most scorpions, the Bark Scorpion likes to congregate in large groups

Food Sources

  • Carnivorous and cannibalistic, with a preference to spiders, small lizards and other scorpions

Phoenix Bark Scorpion Life Cycle

  • Offspring develop inside the female for up to a year
  • Each litter can yield up to 50
  • Scorpions live up to 15 years

Related Information and Warnings

  • The venom from a scorpion sting can result in severe pain and numbness. Seek medical attention immediately if you have been stung.

If you notice an Bark Scorpion or have feel as though you have an infestation in your Phoenix property please feel free to call Bug Guardian at (480)345-2847.