Subject: What is this ?
Location: Garfield Heights Ohio
March 9, 2013 11:58 pm
This is a bug found in Garfield Heights Ohio. This could be a scorpion but it is doubtful because it is in Ohio in the month of March.
The quality of your photo is less than ideal, but this does appear to resemble a Scorpion. BugGuide has no reports of Scorpions north of Tennessee, so we cannot explain the location nor the timing of this sighting. Can you please provide additional photos and details regarding the location of the sighting. Did it occur in a pet store or other area where Scorpions might have been introduced?
Update: We are still trying to learn more about this mystery. We have been attempting to learn if there are any substantiated reports of scorpions in Ohio, and we discovered some information on the questionable WikiAnswers site