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Yellow Scorpion (Buthus occitanus) front view This beautiful scorpion was hiding under a big stone. In an attempt to make him move to the top of the rock, to give me the opportunity to make a photograph of him, he managed to sting me in the top of my left ring finger. It hurt instantly as a hit with a hammer! Within minutes my left finger, after 1 hour my left hand and in 2 hours the pain reached my entire underarm. It hurt for 2 days. The fingertop was still sensitive after two weeks. Quite an experience!<br />
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Other picture:<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/81176/yellow_scorpion_buthus_occitans_front_view.html<br />
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Yellow Scorpion (Buthus occitanus) front view

This beautiful scorpion was hiding under a big stone. In an attempt to make him move to the top of the rock, to give me the opportunity to make a photograph of him, he managed to sting me in the top of my left ring finger. It hurt instantly as a hit with a hammer! Within minutes my left finger, after 1 hour my left hand and in 2 hours the pain reached my entire underarm. It hurt for 2 days. The fingertop was still sensitive after two weeks. Quite an experience!

Other photo:

Yellow Scorpion (Buthus occitanus) top view This beautiful scorpion was hiding under a big stone. In an attempt to make him move to the top of the rock, to give me the opportunity to make a photograph of him, he managed to sting me in the top of my left ring finger. It hurt instantly as a hit with a hammer! Within minutes my left finger, after 1 hour my left hand and in 2 hours the pain reached my entire underarm. It hurt for 2 days. The fingertop was still sensitive after two weeks. Quite an experience!<br />
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Other picture:<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/81176/yellow_scorpion_buthus_occitans_front_view.html<br />
 Buthus occitans,Buthus occitanus,Geotagged,Portugal,Scorpion,Spring

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  1. Wow! Sounds like a very painful encounter with this beauty. Posted 9 months ago

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''Buthus occitanus'', the common yellow scorpion, is a species of scorpion in the Buthidae family. It occurs in the Middle East, North Africa and Europe.

''B. occitanus'' is 60–80 mm in length, has a yellow or yellow-brown color and is venomous producing BotIT6 toxin, but its toxicity varies markedly across its range. This scorpion is often found in dry and hot areas with sparse vegetation, where it hides under stones etc. during daytime. It has also been reported from Mediterranean.. more

Similar species: Scorpions
Species identified by Wim Thissen
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By Wim Thissen

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Uploaded Jun 30, 2019. Captured Jun 16, 2019 12:07 in Roja Pé, Empreendimento "Quinta do Pinheiro Residence", ap. AJ, Olhos de Água, Portugal.
  • DSC-HX50
  • f/4.0
  • 1/60s
  • ISO80
  • 6.07mm