Urodacus novaehollandiae - Sand scorpion
Distribution: Found in coastal dunes and sands from Adelaide to Perth. In Perth the scorpion ranges further inland where the soil more suits its preference.
max size: 70 - 100mm. The pincers and head are slightly darker than the rest of the body.. These scorpions are rarely seen, as they are nocturnal. They dig a burrow to protect themselves from low humidity. The burrow can be up to 1 metre deep, depending on the moisture content of the soil. During summer the scorpion may block the entrance to the burrow to keep a higher humidity in the burrow.
Feeding on large crickets and smaller.
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