Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Chelicerata
Class: Arachnida
Order: Scorpiones
Family: Vaejovidae

Vaejovis waueri

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Vaejovis waueri

Vaejovis waueri. Photograph by Kari McWest.


Physical Characteristics

Yellow brown to brown with two dark longitudinal dorsal stripes and a dark terminal tail (metasomal) segment. Small, short-fingered pincers and short, broad abdominal segments. Males average 20 mm, females about 23 mm.


Vaejovis waueri is a crack and crevice dweller found on rocky slopes. They are often found under rocks.

Geographic Range

This species is found in Coahuila, Chihuahua, and western Texas.


Vaejovis waueri, like other members of the Vaejovidae, eats spiders and insects.


Literature Cited

Jackman, J. A. 1997. A field guide to spiders and scorpions of Texas. Gulf Press, Houston.

Polis, G. A. 1990. The Biology of Scorpions. Stanford University Press, Stanford, CA.

Web Resources

Scorpions of the Chihuahuan Desert

Scorpions of Texas


Aaron Bodor, June 2006.

A.H. Harris, Last Update: 5 Jul 2006.