Although there is some similarity between the Marbled Scorpion (Lychas variatus) and Lychas marmoreus, the Little Marbled Scorpion, I think this one is the latter.
Oh heck, it could be the former as L variatus is known in Western Victoria! :-)
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Total body length of this one was about 3cm (typical size of L marmoreus) and a prong is evident at the base of the stinger (telson). Both species have this.
There are around nine known species of Scorpion in Victoria.
I was stung by one of these little tackers a couple of years ago! A real burning sensation, which was quickly extinguished by inserting afflicted digit in iced water.
Elizabeth Quay, Perth
1 week ago