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Lesser Brown Scorpion / kopiana
Scientific name: Isometrus maculatus (De Geer, 1778)
Classification: Phylum: Arthropoda. Class: Scorpionida
Status: Relatively uncommon
Distribution: O`ahu, Maui, Kaua`i, Big Island
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Despite its appearance, this is not a deadly enemy. It has a painful sting, but it does not have a neurotoxin like some of its mainland cousins, so the sting is more like that of a bee. Still, it is wise to keep clear of it!
This normally shy creature is active at night and preys on insects, spiders, millipedes, and even small rodents.
|Photo by Gordon Nishida|