FFAC "The Cleopatra Project" Art Catalogue August 7 2022

Southern devil scorpion Vaejovis carolinianus

Sparring in moonlight, the southern devil makes his diminutive point

This critter – small as a U.S. quarter–is a Lee County native in far southwestern Virginia. Dancing on eight legs, the southern devil scorpion wields two pincers and a venomous tail stinger for capturing and killing small prey. Scorpions hunt insects by night and by day hide under leaves, wood and stones. Check shoes and sleeping bags for these scorpions and don’t handle them. A Southern devil’s sting delivers sharp pain like a bee sting, lasting 15 minutes to several hours. And scorpions glow a blue-green under ultraviolet light or natural moonlight!

Frances Kloker Lacy Southern Devil Scorpion

Textiles 12 x 12 $300


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