Hear the Bark Scorpion

Bark Scorpion

The bark scorpion is the only scorpion in the world that feeds on bark (hence its name).  It also lives in bark of trees, as well as under rocks and sometimes can end up in people’s homes.  The sting of a bark scorpion is one of the more dangerous and painful stings.  Stings can be life-threatening and usually require medical attention.

Bark scorpions will glow green under ultraviolet light.

Bark Scorpion Facts

  • Scientific Name: Centruroides exilicauda
  • Size: Up to 3 inches
  • Diet: Tree bark (hence their name)