Desert scorpion

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Hadrurus arizonensis
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Arachnida
Order: Scorpiones
Family: Caraboctonidae
Genus: Hadrurus
Species: H. arizonensis
Binomial name
Hadrurus arizonensis
(Ewing, 1928)

A desert scorpion is an arachnid. Arachnids have eight legs. Their body has two body parts, called abdomen and cepholothorax.

Habitat[change | edit source]

The desert scorpion’s habitat is the desert. It is a warm place where the hottest days can reach 120 degrees. Desert scorpions range is south west. In extreme weather conditions, the extra layer of fat under scorpion’s exoskeleton helps it to survive. It lives in sandy places in the desert like sand dunes.

The desert scorpion eats at night and hides at day. It eats insects such as spiders, and beetles. It’s predators are baboons, snakes, lizards, lions and bears

Species[change | edit source]

There are more than 600 species of scorpions. Scorpions and Spiders are related. They both belong to the arachnid family and they both have eight legs. Large scorpions live in tropical forests. Scorpions can dance by grabbing one another’s pincers so they don’t get hurt. With pincers held they both move back and forth and side ways.

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