January 20, 2011
There are many scorpion species in the genus Centruroides. The most common species in the United States, the striped bark scorpion (Centruroides vitattus), is the only scorpion known to inhabit Arkansas. Measuring about 2 3/8 inches, it is small, agile, fast, and a very good climber. Though having a normal life expectancy of three to eight years, some have been known to live up to twenty-five years.