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Scorpions

Author: 
Gouge, Dawn
Olson, Carl
Publication Date: 
June 2011
Publication Number: 
AZ1223-2011
Pages: 
6 pp.
Abstract or Description: 
Scorpions have long been of interest to humans primarily because of their ability to give painful and sometimes life threatening stings. Scorpions are also an important and beneficial component of many ecosystems and they are one of the oldest known terrestrial arthropods. Fossil scorpions found in Paleozoic strata 430 million years old appear very similar to present day species. Originally published: 2001
Language: 
English
Publisher: 
College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, University of Arizona (Tucson, AZ)
Contributor: 
Entomology
Relation: 
University of Arizona Cooperative Extension Publication AZ1223
Keyword: 
scorpion
Type: 
Text
Subject Category: 
Insects and Pest Management
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