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Scorpions have four pairs of legs, a pair of palps modified into pincer-like appendages used for grasping and defence, the abdomen which into a tail with a sting containing a poison gland usually held over the body in a defensive posture. Hemiscorpiidae is a family of scorpions with 72 described species in 12 genera. Their old name is Ischnuridae, which had to be changed due to a naming conflict with the damselfly family of the same name. They at one point also held the name Liochelidae.

Liocheles waigiensis Australian Rainforest Scorpion
Medium to large scorpion, to 10cm but mostly 7cm as adults around Brisbane. Fattened body shape, mild venom, rarely used sting and robust claws... 

 


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