Please help with this bug-phobic sleep tonight. I live in south Florida and just moved into a newly constructed house. We had our furniture in storage for about three months. Could you look at the pictures to help identify what type of insect is in these pictures. It looks like some type of scorpian but in Florida???
This is definitely a scorpion, and we believe it is a Florida Bark Scorpion, Centruroides gracilis. According to The Scorpion Files site: “This scorpion can inflict very a painful sting, but it is not considered as potent as some of its relatives. Some information indicates that individuals from North America are less venomous than their relatives from Central and South America. …. This species should be handled with care “