SCORPIONS OF FLORIDA
Let me start by saying that I am not an arachnologist, nor am I an entomologist. These pages are designed to give limited information about the dangerously venomous scorpion of the United States, but should in no way be considered a complete guide.
In reality, virtually every species of Scorpion is venomous. All of them have stingers that inject venom to kill or paralyze their prey, however, most species do not have potent enough venom to be considered dangerous to humans. This page is designed to help identify the scorpions that are native to Florida.
There are only four species of scorpion native to Florida, and none of them are considered dangerous to humans. All of them are capable of injecting a painful sting.
- Florida Bark Scorpion - Centruroides gracilis
- no common name - Centruroides guanensis
- Florida Striped Scorpion - Centruroides hentzi
- Spotted House Scorpion - Isometrus maculatus
For more information on scorpions, please see the Venomous Links page.