Scorpiones collection

Scorpions are famous for their venomous sting but the majority of scorpions are not harmful. There are approximately 1,500 described species.

The Museum’s Scorpiones collection contains approximately 597 species. 

It includes many types and has a world wide representation. The collection is nearly all housed in spirit, but there are a few dry pinned specimens.

There is a large amount of unidentified material which likely contains species not currently represented in the collection or possibly new to science.

If you would like to study any of the specimens in the below database and help us identify them, please contact Jan Beccaloni, the Curator of Arachnida and Myriapoda, to arrange a loan.