Subject: Tailless Whip Scorpion
Location: Saint James City, FL
October 27, 2014 10:24 am
Can you tell me the Genus and species of this tailless whip scorpion? I found it underneath a rotting slash pine log, near a salt marsh at Pine Island Preserve at Matlacha Pass, in Saint James City, Florida. I was also wondering if there is a resource describing the distribution and life history of this species. Thanks!
Signature: Conservation Foundation of the Gulf Coast
Dear Conservation Foundation of the Gulf Coast,
According to BugGuide, Phrynus marginemaculatus “is the only tailless whipscorpion known to occur in Florida.” We will attempt to find you more information.