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Paruroctonus boreus (Girard, 1854)
Northern Scorpion
Family: Vaejovidae


© Jamie Fenneman     (Photo ID #6733)


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Distribution of Paruroctonus boreus in British Columbia in British Columbia


The Northern Scorpion is found in Western North America from southern Canada (BC--Okanagan Lake Valley, Alberta--Medicine Hat to Red Deer and Calgary and Saskatchewan) to northern Arizona to eastern California (Washington, Oregon, California, Idaho, Montana, North Dakota, Nevada, Colorado, Utah, Wyoming, and northern Arizona), and may be present in northern Mexico (McWest 2009). It is commonly "found in a variety of habitats and elevations (to over 2000 m, 7000 ft)" (McWest 2009).

Read about Pseudoscorpions in Canada.

A photographic key to the Pseudoscorpions of Canada and the Adjacent US, prepared by Christopher Buddle, is available.

Status Information

Origin StatusProvincial StatusBC List
(Red Blue List)

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Synonyms and Alternate Names

Scorpio boreus Girard, 1854
Vejovis aquilonalis Stahnke, 1940
Vejovis auratus Gertsch & Soleglad, 1966

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