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Arthropoda > Arachnomorpha > Cheliceriformes > Chelicerata > Euchelicerata
> Arachnida > Scorpiones
> Superfamily: Buthoidea > Family: Buthidae
This is the only species in the genus and is
native to the Northern Cape (Augrabies Falls and
Richtersveld region) and central Namibia. It has a maximum size of only 23
mm and due to its small size, this common scorpion is usually overlooked. It can
usually only be detected by UV (ultraviolet) light. Karasbergia methueni
is nocturnal. This pelopilous scorpion constructs
burrows in hard soil under stones.
Karasbergia is of no
medical importance and it is doubtful if the sting can penetrate human skin.