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Giant Desert Hairy Scorpions

The Giant Desert Hairy Scorpion (Hadrurus arizonensis), Giant Hairy Scorpion, or Arizona Desert Hairy Scorpion, is the largest scorpion in North America, and one of the 8-9 species of Hadrurus in the United States, attaining a length of 5.5 in (14 cm).

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The Giant Desert Hairy Scorpion (Hadrurus arizonensis), Giant Hairy Scorpion, or Arizona Desert Hairy Scorpion, is the largest scorpion in North America, and one of the 8-9 species of Hadrurus in the United States, attaining a length of 5.5 in (14 cm). Its large size allows it to feed readily on other scorpions and a variety of other prey, including lizards and snakes. This species is usually yellow with a dark top and has lobster-like pincers. It gets its common names from the brown hairs that cover its body. These hairs help it to detect vibration in the soil.

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Giant Desert Hairy Scorpions

Giant Desert Hairy Scorpions

The Giant Desert Hairy Scorpion (Hadrurus arizonensis), Giant Hairy Scorpion, or Arizona Desert Hairy Scorpion, is the largest scorpion in North America, and one of the 8-9 species of Hadrurus in the United States, attaining a length of 5.5 in (14 cm).